by Benny Benton
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – The Barton College women's golf team was in 13th place among 17 teams after round one of the Barton Invitational at Kiawah, which took place Saturday at the Kiawah Island Resort's Oak Point course.
The host team carded a round of 343 on the 5,845-yard, par-72 layout. The Lady Bulldogs trail 12th place Tusculum College by six shots and sit nine shots ahead of 14th place Belmont Abbey College at the midpoint of the 36-hole event.
Barton was third among the five Conference Carolinas programs competing in the tournament, which features the deepest field of the year. Fellow league member Limestone College is tied with Armstrong State University for the overall lead after both teams collected a combined score of 315.
Sophomore Kelsey Woodall paced the Lady Bulldogs in round one, carding an 84, and sophomore Sydney Turner was next with an 85. Both golfers shot rounds just under the average score for the day, which was 84.27. Woodall is tied for 37th place in an 84-player field while Turner is tied for 46th.
The tournament will conclude with Sunday's second round.