Women's Golf Two Shots Off Lead

Jennifer Kirby

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – The Alabama women's golf team shot a 5-over-par 293 in the opening round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday at the par-72, 6,191-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort.



Alabama received a trio of 1-over-par rounds of 73 to go along with a 74 and are two shots off the lead of Arkansas heading into Monday's second round. The Crimson Tide is tied with TCU at 293. Texas Tech is in fourth place at 8-over 296 while Iowa State rounds out the top five at 11-over 299.

Alabama was 5-under through 12 holes but struggled down the stretch of the first round, shooting 10-over par on the final six holes.

The Tide's senior Jennifer Kirby, junior Stephanie Meadow and freshman Emma Talley all carded 1-over-par rounds of 73 while junior Hannah Collier shot 2-over 74 for the team's final counting score. The 73s left the Tide's trio tied for fourth place with Collier is tied for 16th.

Daniela Lendl was Alabama's drop score at 6-over 78 and individual Johanna Tilström shot an 81.

The Crimson Tide will begin its second round at 6 a.m. (CST) on Monday and will be paried with Arkansas, TCU and Texas Tech.

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