BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sept. 11, 2016) – Coming off its best season in program history, the Sewanee women's golf team opened its first full tournament of the 2016-17 season with an opening-round 316, Sunday, at Highland Park Golf Course.
The Tigers are currently in fourth place, 14 shots off the lead, which was set by Southern Athletic Association (SAA) rival Berry. Fellow national power Methodist is second at 305 while Huntingdon sits in front of the Tigers with a 308 score. Prior to this tournament, Sewanee topped NCAA Division I member Belmont in a dual match-play style contest last Monday.
Individually, sophomore Sarah Battye led the Tigers with an opening-round 75. Battye is currently in sixth place while classmates Sophie Morrill and Meghan Symonds are tied for 13th after they both finished with a 79.
Freshman Mary Elizabeth Benton is tied for 38th after she opened with an 83 while sophomore Natalie Javadi is tied for 58th with her 18-hole total of 91.
LeeAnn Cahoon of Huntingdon leads the field after she opened play with a 69.