Amanda Fairweather (Maple Valley, Wash.) turned in the top score of the day for UND with an 83 (+11) and is tied for 44th overall.Daytona Beach, Fla. - The North Dakota women's golf team played at the home of the Ladies Professional Golf Association on Friday and the Par-72, 6,178-yard layout proved to be a daunting one for the Green and White. Sophomore
The top of the field is tightly bunched as Florida Gulf Coast (310, +22) leads host Xavier (311, +23) by a stroke. The top eight teams in the 14-team field are only separated by eight strokes.
The only familiar foe in the field for UND is southern neighbor South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits are in 12th (341, +53), while UND is in 14th (355, +67).
Senior captain Robin Hutchinson was three strokes off the pace set by Fairweather after carding an 86 (+14). Hutchinson is tied for 58th.
Round two of the 54-hole event will be played on Saturday.
Team Scores (Top 5)
1. Florida Gulf Coast (310, +22)
2. Xavier (311, +23)
t3. Old Dominion (312, +24)
t3. Mercer (312, +24)
5. Bethune-Cookman (315, +27)
14. North Dakota (355, +67)
t44. Amanda Fairweather (83, +11)
t58. Robin Hutchinson (86, +14)
t65. Abbie Mozzetti (90, +18)
71. Shantel Montgomery (95, +23)
75. Megan Grozdanich (106, +34)
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UND wraps up round one play at LPGA Xavier Int'l