by Benny Benton
WILSON, N.C. – Barton College junior Kelsey Woodall fired a career-low round of 77 Monday to lead the Lady Bulldogs to their second-best round of the year and a huge advantage after day one of the Barton Intercollegiate sponsored by Greenlight.
Led by Woodall, a resident of Chester, Md., Barton claimed the first four spots in the three-team, 16-player field. Junior Sydney Turner and sophomore Clare McMahon tied for second place following rounds of 80, and junior Maria Garcia was fourth after an 81.
Barton combined for a score of 318, just one stroke off the lowest total of the season, which the team posted back in September.
The Lady Bulldogs are 40 strokes ahead of second-place Chowan University and 47 in front of third-place Post University.
After never winning a tournament in program history before last weekend, Barton can wrap up its second title in four days on Tuesday. The final round is tentatively scheduled for an 11 a.m. shotgun start.