GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Penn State Nittany Lions currently sit 14th following the opening round of the Florida Gators Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Penn State carded a 307 in its first round of competition.
UCF paces the field after firing a round of 3-over, 283, while Tennessee sits three shots back at 6-over, 286. The host Gators (7-over) and Ohio State (9-over) sit in third and fourth, respectively, while Alabama and Maryland are each tied for fifth after identical opening rounds of 11-over, 291.
The Nittany Lions struggled for consistency most of the day. Junior Sarah Willis (Eaton, Ohio) paced the squad with an opening round 75 (5-over) and sits tied for 40th. Willis started slow on the front, but came on after the turn mixing in a pair of birdies to shoot 1-over, 36, on the back-nine.
Senior Megan McLean (Lebanon, N.J.) carded a 6-over, 76, and is tied for 47th while sophomore classmates Mathilde Delavallade (Royan, France) and Isha Dhruva (Katy, Texas) shot 77 and 79, respectively to round out the team scoring.
Round two gets underway tomorrow morning once again featuring tee times beginning at 9 a.m.