KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- The University of Delaware women’s golf squad carded a 301 team score on Sunday to finish the day tied for ninth place out of 36 teams as the Blue Hens kicked off their 2014 spring season at the Kiawah Island Classic.

Troy leads the team scoring with a 291 at the invitational, which is the largest collegiate golf tournament in the country. Kent State, Jacksonville State and St. John’s are all tied for second place at 292, while North Florida sits in fifth place with a 295 score.

Blue Hen junior Amanda Terzian, playing on the par 72, 6001-yard Cougar Point Course, carded an even par 37-35-72 during her opening round to end the day tied for seventh place in the individual standings. Terzian was two over par through 10 holes, but closed her round with birdies on 11 and 17 along with six pars.

UD freshman Grace Chua fired a three over par 36-39-75 during her opening round, ending Sunday’s action tied for 35th place. Chua recorded an impressive seven birdies on the day, but also had four bogeys and three double bogeys.

Sophomores Andi Slane and Nathalie Filler, who each carded a 38-39-77, are tied for 62nd place at five over par. Slane recorded a solid round that included a birdie on nine and 12 pars, while Filler birdied eight, 12 and 18 during her day.

Freshman Vitoria Teixeira fired an eight over par 39-41-80, ending Sunday’s action tied for 98th place at eight over par. Teixeira posted her lone birdie of the round on 12, in addition to 11 pars.

The Blue Hens will play the par 72, 5,902-yard Oak Point Course on Monday, the second day of the three-day tournament.