Lexie Lamar shoots one-under-par to put Transylvania women's golf in hunt at Rhodes Classic

Lamar swinging

Memphis, Tenn. – Junior Lexie Lamar's team-best round one 72 paced the Transylvania women's golf team on Saturday afternoon at the Rhodes Classic tournament at the Links at Galloway course.

The junior led a potent Pioneers squad which all posted sub-80 rounds in Saturday's first of two rounds which was threatened by impending rain. Six of seven competing teams were able to complete 18 holes, including the Pioneers.

Lamar enjoyed one of the finest rounds of her career, turning in a one-under-par 72 which was bolstered by a red-hot front nine in which the junior parred her first six holes and sank birdies on the following three. Lamar added two more birdies on the back nine to turn in her Saturday 72, which places her in a tie for third place on the individual leaderboard after the first round.

Senior Meredith Moir had a stellar round, finishing one stroke back of Lamar after firing an even 73 on Saturday, good for a share of fifth place on the leaderboard. Moir's consistent day was highlighted by 12 pars.

Junior Rebecca Fine was another Pioneer who performed at a high level on Saturday, shooting a one-over-par 74. Fine sank three birdies on Saturday and is currently in a three-way tie for eighth place among individuals.

Junior Rachel Fine finished one stroke back of Rebecca Fine with a two-over par 75, finishing the last six holes with five pars and one birdie. Senior Jenna Soderling turned in a four-over-par 77, helping the Pioneers place all five players in the top-20 after the first day of play.

The Pioneers shot a team score of 294, which places them in third place out of seven teams, and five strokes back of first-place Washington University in St. Louis, which carded a 289. Methodist University sits in second place on the team leaderboard after shooting an even-par 292.

Tomorrow's start time is to be determined due to weather patterns in the Memphis area.

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