(Editor’s note: RMC Athletics release)
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rocky Mountain College’s women’s golf team finished the first round of the 2019 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship in 23rd with a score of 317.
Rocky carded 45 pars and five birdies to sit near the middle in both categories. Four of Rocky’s five birdies came on hole five.
Tied with an individual finish of 33, Eryn Ellis shot three-over-par 75 and currently leads the Battlin’ Bears. Bogeying the first hole, Ellis remained steady and finished the front nine just one over-par. She ended the round with 13 pars and one birdie.
“Eryn had a good opening round today,” said women’s head golf coach Aaron Pohle. “The wind picked up in the afternoon which made scoring tougher, but she did a great job of giving herself opportunities.”
Anna DeMars finished the day with a score of 79 and tied for 78. DeMars initially struggled on the front nine with a triple and pair of double bogeys, but recovered with a back nine score of 36. She finished with a team-high two birdies, one on hole five and 14, and 11 pars.
Amanda Conner shot 81 in the first round. Tied at 98, Connor finished with seven pars and a birdie.
Morgan O’Neil finished with a round of 82 (+10) to tie for 107. She carded six pars and a birdie.
Shooting 85, Hayden Flohr rounded out the Battlin’ Bears efforts with eight pars and no birdies and tied for 125.
“It was nice to see them fight hard all round,” said Pohle. “We didn’t have our best stuff today, but still have a great opportunity to make it inside the cut after tomorrow.”
The Battlin’ Bears will play the second round of the 2019 Women’s Golf National Championship tomorrow with a tee time of 6:34 a.m MDT.