Barton women’s golf is tied for 13th after opening round of the Battle at Hilton Head

Barton junior Clare MaMahon leads the Bulldogs after round one Monday of the Battle at Hilton Head.  Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus
Barton junior Clare MaMahon leads the Bulldogs after round one Monday of the Battle at Hilton Head. Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Barton women's golf team is tied for 13th after the opening round Monday of the Battle at Hilton Head, which is taking place at the Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes.

The Bulldogs – as a team – shot a 330 (+42) on the par-72, 5,934-yard course while Florida Tech, ranked No. 18 in the nation, leads with a nine-over 297.

The Bulldogs are led by junior Clare McMahon (Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA), who is tied for 24th overall after carding a six-over 78 after the opening round of play.  In addition, senior Kelsey Woodall (Chester, Md.) shot an 80 (+8), good for a 40th-place tie with one round to go for Barton.

At the halfway point, Anderson's Tiffany Elam leads with a two-under 70 while the Trojans are eight shots behind the front-running Panthers.

The final 18 holes will be played on Tuesday.

First Round Results

The Battle at Hilton Head – First Round Results
Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Robert Trent Jones Course at Palmetto Dunes
February 25-26, 2019
Barton and Lincoln Memorial, host institutions

Par:  72
Yards:  5,934


1. Florida Tech  297 (+9)
2. Anderson  305 (+17)
3. Carson-Newman  308 (+20)
4. Columbus State  310 (+22)
5. Lenoir-Rhyne  315 (+27)
6. Missouri-St. Louis  316 (+28)
7t. Tusculum  319 (+31)
7t. Rogers State  319 (+31)
9. Henderson State  324 (+36)
10t. Mount Olive  325 (+37)
10t. Converse  325 (+37)
12. Queens  326 (+38)
13t. Barton  330 (+42)
13t. Lincoln Memorial  330 (+42)
15. King  331 (+43)
16. Merrimack  334 (+46)
17. Davenport  338 (+50)
18. Southern Wesleyan  342 (+54)
19. Belmont Abbey  343 (+55)
20. Southern New Hampshire  347 (+59)
21. Chowan  418 (+130)

Barton's Individuals
24t. Clare McMahon  78 (+6)
40t. Kelsey Woodall  80 (+8)
62t. Shalie Williams  84 (+12)
85t. Nikki Norlin  88 (+16)
94t. Jailynn Thomas  90 (+18)

85t. Sydney Turner  88 (+16) - I