Fighting through the cold and blustery winds, the Penn State women’s golf team proved its resilience in the first round of the Nittany Lion invitational.
The team currently sits in fifth place at 17-over-par (305) and coach Denise St.Pierre saw some positives and negatives from the team in the first round.
“I saw a lot of good things happen out there, a couple players had some hiccups and came back to birdie some holes,” St.Pierre said. “We’re a little disappointed because I think this team is certainly capable of shooting under 300, but I think conditions may have played into that.”
Freshman Katlyn Elliot led the Nittany Lions in the first round shooting 2-over-par.
One school that didn’t seem to be bothered by the weather was Longwood University. The school currently sits comfortably in first with an 8-shot lead over second place Eastern Michigan.
The second round of the tournament was scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday but due to anticipated rain and weather temperatures dropping into the 30s, tournament officials have changed the time. The second round will now begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start to try to accommodate every golfer.