BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Senior Erica Creed's 3-over-par 75 on Friday led UNCG to a 14th-place tie after the first day of play at the 17-team Bryan National Collegiate, a prestigious event it co-hosts with Wake Forest at the Champions Course at Bryan Park.
The Spartans are seeking to meet or exceed their previous best in the tournament, achieved when they claimed 10th out of 15 teams in 2000. The championship, which has attracted 13 of the nation's top 50 teams, is in its 14th year. Only three other comprehensive tournaments this spring among the 30 conducted nationwide have had more current top-50 teams than the Bryan's total.
UNCG's other performances on Friday came from Ana Lucia Martinez (77), Begona Sarabia (78), Lizzie Bundy (81) and Courtney Taylor (82). The Spartans are even with NC State and UNC Wilmington at 311. That's 10 shots clear of the College of Charleston.
Play resumes at 8:30 Saturday morning by shotgun start.
BRYAN NATIONAL COLLEGIATE
Champions Course, Bryan Park (6,386 yards, par-72)
Browns Summit, N.C.
1. Tennessee 288; 2. Wake Forest 294; 3. North Carolina 295; 4. Virginia 296; 5. Vanderbilt 299; 6. Duke 301; 7. Louisville 303; 8. Washington 304; T9. South Carolina 305; T9. Michigan State 305; 11. Ohio State 306; 12. Northwestern 307; 13. Florida State 308; T14. UNCG 311; T14. NC State 311; T14. UNC Wilmington; 17. College of Charleston 321.
Top 10: T1. Erica Popson (Tennessee) 70; T1. Michelle Shin (Wake Forest) 70; 3. Laura Anderson (Louisville) 71; T4. Calle Nielson (Virginia) 72; T4. Laetitia Beck (Duke) 72; T4. Kaitlyn Rohrback (Tennessee) 72; T4. Nathalie Mansson (Tennessee) 72; T4. Megan Grehan (Vanderbilt) 72; T4. Natalie Sheary (Wake Forest) 72. Five tied for 10th.
UNCG golfers: T27. Erica Creed 75; T42. Ana Lucia Martinez 77; T51. Begona Sarabia 78; T74. Lizzie Bundy 81; T78. Courtney Taylor 82.
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