SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Competing on the opening day during its first year at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships, the University of Delaware women’s golf team posted a 314 team score on Friday and sits in sixth place out of 10 teams following the first round of the conference tournament.

James Madison leads the field with a 294 score, while Old Dominion is second at 299. UNCW sits in third plate at 300, followed by Xavier at 302, Georgia State at 310, and the Blue Hens.

Delaware freshman Annie Bowlsby (at right) had the best day by a Blue Hen, firing a three over par 39-36-75 on the par 72, 6,066-yard Reserve Club course at St. James Plantation to finish the day tied for ninth place in the individual standings. Bowlsby opened her round with a birdie on 10, and posted seven pars to finish her back nine at even par. She moved to one under on the day following a birdie on five, before a bogey on six and a triple bogey on eight ender her round at three over.

Freshman Baralee Theinthong carded a seven over par 39-40-79 during her opening round, ending the day in a tie for 22nd place. Theinthong was four over through five holes, but recorded pars on the final five holes of the back nine to remain at four over halfway through the round. She then recorded six pars and three bogeys during the front nine to finish at seven over for the day.

Freshmen Andrea Slane and Amanda Terzian each recorded an eight over par 80 during their first round and ended the day tied for 29th place. Slane opened with a double bogey on 10 but quickly rebounded with five straight pars and a birdie on 15 to move to one over. However she concluded her back nine with consecutive bogeys, before three bogeys and a double bogey on six ended her day at 41-39-80.

Terzian had four pars and five bogeys during her five over par back nine, and she was seven over through the second hole. However she rebounded with a pair of birdies on four and nine, ending her round at 39-41-80.

Frida Nilsson carded a 14 over par during her first round, ending the day tied for 45th place. She opened her round with a par on 10 and a birdie on 11, before dropping to nine over par through 14. Nilsson then recorded eight pars and five bogeys from there, ending her round with a 14 over par 40-46-86.

Samantha Morrell of Old Dominion and Nicole Sakamoto of James Madison are each tied for the individual lead at one under par 71 heading into Saturday’s second round, which begins at 9 a.m.