London, Ky. -- After being out of action for the last week, the Midway University women's golf team returned to action on Monday morning when they played the opening round of the Bill Sergent Invitational hosted by Cumberlands (Ky.) at the Crooked Creek Golf Club.
After the opening round of the tournament, the Eagles sit in third place overall out of 10 teams in the field. Midway shot a 336 in the opening round and hold a three stroke lead over St. Francis (Ind.), Cumberland (Tenn.) and Lawrence Tech (Mich.) – who sit in a three-way tie for fourth.
The University of the Cumberlands leads the tournament after they shot a 311 in the opening round. Sitting in second is the University of Northwestern Ohio, who shot a 319 on Monday.
Sitting in fourth place overall and three strokes off the lead is senior, Kathryn Lawler (Georgetown, Ky.). Lawler tied for the second most birdies in the tournament with two on her way to an opening round 77.
Lawler will be three shots off the lead when she begins her second round on Tuesday morning. Lucia Pena of Cumberlands and Caitriona Griffin of Northwestern Ohio both shot a 74 in the first round.
Up next for Midway in the standings is sophomore, Hannah Scroggins (Williamstown, Ky.) and junior, Rylee Beard (Campbellsville, Ky.). Both Scroggins and Beard shot an 82 in the first round. Beard finished with 10 pars in her round, while Scroggins carded nine in her 18 holes.
The final player in action for Midway at Crooked Creek was senior, Mercedes Lane (Henderson, Ky.). Lane shot an 88 in her opening round. Like Lawler, Lane finished with the second most birdies of the tournament with two in her front nine.
The second and final round of the Bill Sergent Invitational gets underway on Tuesday morning starting at 9:30 am ET. Live scoring for the event is available and can be found by clicking here.
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