JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – On a beautiful Friday afternoon in the Peach State, the Bridgewater Eagles women's golf team fired a +74, 362 on the opening day of competition to reside in 16th place after the first day of the 2014 Jekyll Island Women's Collegiate Invitational at Indian Mound Golf Course.
"We'd like to creep a little higher in the field, but this was a decent first round for us, and the strength of the competition this year is impressive," said head coach John Rogers.
Sophomore Marin Warring came out strong and led the Eagles on the opening day by firing a +10, 82. Warring played the first eight holes at one-over par as she led the way for Bridgewater by firing her lowest round of the Spring season. After 18 holes of play, Warring resides in a tie for 27th on the individual leaderboard.
After leading the Eagles earlier in the week at the TaylorMade/Adidas Intercollegiate, sophomore Andrea Walker struggled with her short game on the front nine, but finished strong, in settling for a 12-over, 84. Walker carded a birdie on the tough par-3, 16th hole and followed with two par holes to close out the round. The Warsaw, Va. native's 12-over positions her in a tie for 40th place after the first round.
Freshman Danielle Cook posted the third score for the Eagles with a +21, 93. Cook struggled through the first three holes, carding a score of eight-over thru three holes of play. The freshman recovered by closing out the front nine with four pars and two bogies. Cook finished with a 47 on the back to finish in a tie for 90th.
"Danielle hasn't had a good relationship with her putter so far this Spring," noted Rogers. "She's generally striking the ball well, and when the putts start falling, her scores will go down too."
Bridgewater's fourth score was provided from the efforts of freshman Kamilla Voznuk. Voznuk fired a +31, 103, and had a strong stretch of holes on the back nine, going three-over par on a four-hole run. The freshman resides in a tie for 110th place after the first day of competition.
Junior Abby Daniels had a rough start, going 16 over par through seven holes before righting the ship and posting a score of +37, 109. Daniels currently sits in 117th place after 18 holes of play.
Rhodes College is the day-one leader in the clubhouse with a +27, 315. Three players are tied atop the individual leaderboard at five-over, 77.
The Eagles return to action on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. for the second round.