Moir and Soderling sit atop individual leaderboard after first round of Transylvania Invitational

Moir and Soderling sit atop individual leaderboard after first round of Transylvania Invitational

Nicholasville, Ky. – The Transylvania women's golf team played host to seven other programs at Saturday afternoon's first round of the Transylvania Invitational at Keene Run Golf Course.

In the Pioneers' annual home event, many Pioneers looked comfortable in their friendly confines of Keene Run as sophomore Meredith Moir shot a four-over par 76 to lead the 45-player individual leaderboard.

Moir's teammate, fellow sophomore Jenna Soderling chimed in with a round of excellence, firing off a seven-over 79 to finish the round tied for second on the individual leaderboard.

Lexie Lamar came in third among her Pioneer counterparts with a first-round 93, as did Lindsay Bloom who shot an identical score. Keeley Goff rounded out the scoring for the Pios with a 104 on the day.

Three other Pioneers competed as individuals in the tournament; of those three, Jill Graeter enjoyed the best round with a score of 90 for the day, the third-best score of any Transylvania women's golfer in the first round.

The Pioneers sit in third place on the team leaderboard with a team score of 341. They trail Hanover, who stands atop the team leaderboard after shooting a 42-over 330 in round one. University of Pikeville currently sits in second place with a first round score of 332, and lead the Pioneers by nine strokes heading into the second and final round.

The second round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Keene Run. It also represents the final round of competition for the Pioneers before they head to Terre Haute in two weekends for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.

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