Arden, N.C. – Beem Pabsimma carded the low round on Monday to lead the USC Upstate women's golf team as the Spartans battled tough course conditions to turn in a balanced effort from the par 71, 5879-yard The Cliffs at Walnut Cove.
USC Upstate compiled an opening round 310 and is currently tied with Presbyterian and host UNC Asheville for fourth place in the team standings. A total of eight strokes separate the Spartans from day one leader Wofford.
Wofford leads the French Broad Collegiate Invitational by four strokes over Appalachian State at 302. Blanca Porta of USC Beaufort sits atop the individual leaderboard at 1-under par 70.
A LOOK AT THE SCORECARD
- A total of three strokes separate the top-four golfers for USC Upstate.
- Pabsimma's opening round 76 puts her in a tie for 12th place sitting six strokes behind the tournament leader.
- Pan Paksanont sits one stroke back of Pabsimma in a tie for 16th place after shooting a 77.
- Brooke Hutto posted a first round 78 and sits in a tie for 23rd position.
- Kathryn Elliott tallied a round of 79 and is in a tie for 26th place.
- Anna Chanthaphaeng rounds out the individual leaderboard tied for 53rd at 88.
- The Spartans concluded the first round with a 3.44 stroke average in par 3 scoring, 4.58 stroke average in par 4 scoring and 5.30 stroke average in par 5 scoring.
- USC Upstate is fourth among the tournament field in par 5 scoring.
- The Spartans have also compiled 39 pars, nine birdies and one eagle (tied for the tournament-lead).
- Pabsimma leads USC Upstate in par 4 scoring (4.33 stroke average), par 5 scoring (E, 5.00 stroke average) and birdies (3).
- Elliott is tied with Pabsimma for the team-lead in par 5 scoring at even-par with a 5.00 stroke average.
- Paksanont has a team-best 1-under, 2.80 stroke average in par 3 scoring and 11 pars.
- Elliott, Paksanont and Hutto all contributed two birdies.
- Elliott recorded the team's only eagle on Monday coming at the par 5 17th hole.
- 1st Wofford 302
- 2nd Appalachian State 306
- 3rd USC Beaufort 308
- T-4th USC Upstate 310
- T-4th UNC Asheville 310
- T-4th Presbyterian 310
- 7th Gardner-Webb 311
- 8th Longwood 316
- 9th Radford 317
- 10th Lipscomb 319
- 11th Northern Kentucky 331
USC UPSTATE PARTICIPANTS
- T-12th Beem Pabsimma 76
- T-16th Pan Paksanont 77
- T-23rd Brooke Hutto 78
- T-26th Kathryn Elliott 79
- T-53rd Anna Chanthaphaeng 88
- The final round of the French Broad Collegiate Invitational will tee off at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
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