Barton women’s golf in third place after round one of the Coker Spring Invitational

Barton junior Nikki Norlin currently stands in sixth place and leads the Bulldogs after round one Monday of the Coker Spring Invitational.  Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus
Barton junior Nikki Norlin currently stands in sixth place and leads the Bulldogs after round one Monday of the Coker Spring Invitational. Photo courtesy of Matt Proseus

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Barton women's golf team shot a 310 (+22) – a new low – in the first round of the Coker Spring Invitational Monday at the Hartsville Country Club.  The Bulldogs stand in third place out of 14 schools while Anderson (S.C.) leads with a 304 (+16) on the par-72, 5,828-yard course.

Meanwhile, junior Nikki Norlin (Innisfail, Alberta, CANADA) – who won the Barton Intercollegiate last week – once again leads the Bulldogs.  After 18 holes, Norlin sits in sixth place with a 75 (+3) while senior Kelsey Woodall (Chester, Md.) and junior Clare McMahon (Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA) are both tied for 13th overall after carding a six-over 78 for the Bulldogs.

In addition, Barton sophomore Jailynn Thomas (Gary, Ind.) shot a personal-low as well – 79 – and is tied for 20th overall while three are tied at the top of the leaderboard with an even-par 72:  Coker's Alyssa Campbell, Anderson's Tiffany Elam and Lincoln Memorial's Lise Malherbe.

The second and final round of the tournament will take place on Tuesday.

First Round Results

Coker Spring Invitational
Hartsville, S.C. – Hartsville Country Club
Monday, March 18 – Tuesday, March 19
Coker College, host institution

Par:  72
Yards:  5,828

1. Anderson (S.C.)  304 (+16)
2. Coker  309 (+21)
3. Barton  310 (+22)
4. Young Harris  312 (+24)
5. Columbus State  316 (+28)
6. Lincoln Memorial  325 (+37)
7. Converse  328 (+40)
8. Belmont Abbey  329 (+41)
9t. Southern Wesleyan  334 (+46)
9t. Erskine  334 (+46)
11. North Greenville  335 (+47)
12. King  336 (+48)
13. Franklin Pierce  337 (+49)
14. Mars Hill  339 (+51)

Barton's Individuals
6. Nikki Norlin  75 (+3)
13t. Clare McMahon  78 (+6)
13t. Kelsey Woodall  78 (+6)
20t. Jailynn Thomas  79 (+7)
49t. Sydney Turner  84 (+12)