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Spartan Women Sit in First After Day One of CAC Championships

Emma Harding photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography
Emma Harding photo courtesy of David Sinclair Photography

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The York College women's golf team sits in first place after round one of the three-day Capital Athletic Conference championships at the Golden Horseshoe Green Course in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The Spartans shot a team score of 329 as they hold a 16-stroke lead over Christopher Newport as the host Captains shot 345. Southern Virginia is a distant third at 401 while Mary Washington shot 409 as the Eagles are in fourth.

The Spartans were led by the tadem of Anna Moore and Jordan Koller as the duo is tied for second place as they both shot 81. Moore shot a five over-par 41 on the front and followed that with a 40 on the back. Moore had nine bogeys and nine pars in a very consistent round. Koller also shot 41 on the front and 40 on the back but she took a more circuitous route to her 81. Koller had two birdies, seven pars, six bogeys and two double bogeys. Moore and Koller are both one stroke back of Mary Washington's Andrea Dill who fired an opening round 80 to hold the one stroke lead.

Sophomore Emma Harding posted a solid score of 82 in her opening round. Harding shot 41 on the front and 41 on the back. She had the Spartans' lone eagle of the round as she notched a three on the par five eighth hole. Harding also had a triple bogey 7 on the second hole. Harding also had a birdie on 13 as she finished with five pars, and 10 bogeys in addition to the eagle, the birdie and the triple. Harding is all alone in fourth place.

Freshman Shelby Tapman was York's fourth finisher on Thursday as she shot an 85 to finish tied for sixth. Tapman carded a 44 on the front and a 41 on the back for her 85. Tapman had a birdie, six pars, eight bogeys and three doubles.  

Sophomore Lindsey Bonner is sitting inside the top ten as she is ninth with a first-day score of 87. Bonner shot 44 in the front and a 43 on the back nine. Bonner had seven pars, eight bogeys, two doubles and a triple bogey.

All five Spartans finished day one in the top ten.

The Spartans return to the course on Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm as the second round kicks off at the Green Course.