Anderson, S.C. - On Monday morning, the Lady Crusader’s golf team teed off for the first time in school history in the Anderson University Invitational.
The program is new to North Greenville in 2010 and is coached by men’s coach Jeff Pittillo.
On day one of the team’s first tournament, the Lady Crusaders fell behind early and finished the day in ninth place with a team score of 368. North Greenville is 46 shots behind tournament leader Tusculum College who shot an opening round 322.
“For a group who played their first round of golf together they played well,” said Pittillo. “I knew the girls were going to be nervous at the start but when you have such a young team like we do you will have a round or two that doesn’t go the way you plan.”
The Lady Crusaders top scorer on the day was freshman Regan Ouzts who shot an opening round 91 to finish the day tied for 32nd in the individual standings. Following close behind tied for 34th were freshmen Denise Shirley and Anna Padgett who each finished the day at 92. Junior Taylor Threat finished the day tied for 37th with an opening round 93.
North Greenville will begin competition in the second round on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.