GULF SHORES, Ala. – The UAB women’s golf team finished the opening round of the Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship in 10th place with a team score of 329. Jaime Ritter was the low Blazer on the day, firing a five-over par 77 to start the tournament.
With UAB starting on the 10th hole, Ritter made par on eight of her first nine holes to go out with a one-over par 37. On her back nine, Ritter made five pars and four bogeys en route to a opening round 77. She is currently tied for 23rd place.
Caitlin Watts got off to a rough start, scoring a 44 on her opening nine. Watts seemed to get things back on track on her back nine by making a birdie and back-to-back pars on her first three holes. She played her final six holes at four-over par to finish the day with an 83 (+11).
As a team, the Blazers are in 10th place with a first round score of 329. Tulane holds a slim, two-stroke lead in the team standings over East Carolina with a score of 291. UCF is in third place with an opening round score of 301.
A pair of ECU golfers, Nico Engstroem Skaug and F. Gustafsson Spang, is tied for first place individually after firing rounds of two-under par 70. Tulane’s Silvia Garces is the only other golfer under par after a round of one-under par 71.
The Championship resumes with 18 holes on Tuesday. UAB will again be starting on the 10th hole and will begin to tee off at 8:35 a.m. CT. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.