BLUFFTON, SC - Amanda Gartrell fired a two-over 74 to finish in a tie for 15th place after the first day's action here Sunday at the Old South Golf Links. The Moccasins are in seventh place with a 300 team score, eight strokes behind the overall leader, Savannah Art and Design which is four over at 292.
Gartrell is four strokes off the lead in the 95-player field with SCAD's Corinne Grans-Wood leading the tournament with a two-under 70. Only three other contestants were under par with just four others shooting even par for the par-72 course.
Tori Higgins and Abbey Williams are part of a seven-person group tied for 23rd with a score of 75 after the first round. Shelby Lewis, playing as an individual, and Madison Wetzel, are part of a dozen players tied with a four-over 76 for 30th place.
Ashley Zagers shot a 77 and is tied for 42nd to round out the Moccasin contingent.
Florida Southern will be part of the first group to tee off on Sunday, joining North Carolina-Pembroke and Wingate, starting at 8:04 a.m.