SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Vimonthip Benjasupawan and Baralee Theinthong are each tied for fourth place in the individual standings while the University of Delaware is second in the team standings on Friday following the first day of the 2013 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championships.
Benjasupawan and Theinthong (at right) each carded a five over par 77 on the par 72, 6,066-yard Reserve Course at St. James Plantation to end the day tied for fourth place. Tracy Martin of Richmond leads the field with a two over par 74, Shane Crutchfield of Xavier is second with a 75, Shabril Brewer of James Madison is third with a 76, and the two Blue Hens along with Breanna Patz of Xavier are just three shots back.
Xavier leads the nine-team field with its 313 score on Friday, while the Blue Hens are three strokes behind after posting a 316 team score. Richmond sits in third place at 317, James Madison is fourth at 321, and William & Mary is fifth with a 330 score.
Benjasupawan carded a five over par 38-39-77 to end Friday’s action in a tie for fourth place. Benjasupawan opened her day with five consecutive pars and closed the round with four straight pars to conclude Friday’s action at five over.
Theinthong was two over par through five holes, but responded with three pars and a birdie on seven to end her front nine with a one over 37. Four bogeys in six holes moved Theinthong to five over through 15, before she closed her round with three straight pars to end the day with a 37-40-77.
Nathalie Filler carded a nine over par 38-43-81 during her opening round to end the day tied for 13th place. Filler came out strong with birdies on one and three, and was two under par through four holes. However she then bogeyed 12 of the next 13 holes to fall to 10 over par, before closing her round with a birdie on 18.
Annie Bowlsby also ended her day tied for 13th place following her nine over par round of 40-41-81. Bowlsby recorded her lone birdie of the day on the first hole, and added nine pars to conclude Friday’s action at nine over.
Amanda Terzian carded a 40-42-82, 10 over par, to end the day tied for 19th place. Terzian began her round with four straight pars, while she added five other pars on her back nine to conclude the day at 10 over.
The three-day tournament continues on Saturday when the second round will begin at 9 a.m.