PALM BEACH GARDENS - Florida Southern continued its fall season here Monday by firing a 310 on the Palmer Course at the PGA National Golf Club to stand in fifth place out of 15 teams after the first round of the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern University.
Leading the way for the Moccasins after 18 holes is junior Barbora Vejlupkova (Prague, Czech Republic), who fired a three-over par 75 on the par-72, 6,163-yard Palmer Course to stand tied for 12th place. Vejlupkova opened by shooting a 37 on the front nine, before firing a 38 on the back nine.
Nova Southeastern holds the first round lead among the 15 teams as the Sharks carded a two-over par 290. Rollins College fired a 301 to stand in second place, while Barry shot a 306 to stand in third place after the first round.
Seminole State's Chanya Angwarawong holds the individiual lead as she carded a one-under par 71. Angwarawong is one shot in front of NSU's Daniela Ortiz, NSU's Linnea Johansson, Rollins' Annie Dulman and Florida Tech's Jessica Hook, who each carded 72's in the first round.
In addition to Vejlupkova, senior Megan Kiley (Leo, Ind.) and senior Amy Hodgkinson (Mead, Colo.) each shot 78's to stand tied for 25th place, while sophomore Emily Rymer (Orlando, Fla.) fired a 79 to stand in 29th place and freshman Katharine Creighton (Buffalo, N.Y.) shot a 90 to stand in 76th place. The final competitor for the Mocs was freshman Emily Tofaute (Louisville, Kent.), who was playing as an individual, shot an 89 to stand in 72nd place.
The Mocs will wrap up play in the tournament on Tuesday with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m.