Nashville, Tenn. – Freshman Natalie Spicer carded a career best 82 during the first round of the Braun Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Evansville. Spicer guided the Tigers on a cool day at the Par-71, 6,012 yard Quail Crossing Golf Club in Boonville, Ind.
Spicer hit 11 fairways and 11 greens on her way to seven pars and a birdie as she finished at 11-over. The first-year just missed a hole-in-one on the par-3, 17th, as her tee shot stuck just outside of the cup. Spicer tapped in for her lone birdie. On the par-4, 6th, Spicer converted on an up-and-down to save par.
Amelia Dap finished four shots behind Spicer with a 15-over, 86. The redshirt-sophomore hit a 4-iron off the tee box at 11, 165 yards into the wind and landed inches from the flag setting up a tap in birdie. Dap continued solid play on the par-4, 4th, hitting the fairway and reaching the green in two. The Murfreesboro product two putted for par. Dap averaged less than two putts per hole on day one.
Laura Bremer and Kelly Merkel both entered the clubhouse with an 88. Bremer highlighted the round by sinking a 12-foot putt for birdie on the par-5, 3rd. The sophomore transfer finished with 12 fairways, six greens, 33 putts and an up-and-down on Monday.
Sarah Needleman shot a non-scoring 90.
The final round will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00am on Tuesday.