NINETY SIX, SC – Presbyterian College’s Celia Mansour is in third place at the 2017 Big South Women’s Golf Championship after an opening round of 71 on Monday. The sixth seeded Blue Hose finished the day in fifth with a team score of 303 at the Patriot Golf Club.

Mansour recorded the lowest championship round in program history. She was one of only three Big South golfers to shoot in the red on Monday. Campbell’s Desiree Andersson and Charleston Southern’s Shelby Thompson share the lead after opening rounds of 69 (-3).

Maiken Bing Paulsen and Abby Driscoll shot rounds of 76 and are tied for 16th. Driscoll tied with Mansour with a team-high four birdies on the day, which was only two off the best. Ann Elizabeth Gore is tied for 32nd after a round of 80. Rylie Marchman is tied for 40th at 83.

The Camels hold a seven-stroke lead over the Bucaneers, 289 to 296. Gardner-Webb is in third with a score of 298. Winthrop (302) is one stroke in front of PC (303) who is one stroke in front of High Point (304). UNCA (313), Longwood (320) and Radford (321) round out the team leaderboard.

The Blue Hose will tee-off beginning at 8:50 am on Tuesday morning at the Patriot Golf Club (par-72, 6,045 yards). Fans can follow along via GolfStat's live scoring feature. Admission is also free.

 

5

Presbyterian College

303

303

3

Celia Mansour (1)

71

71

T16

Maiken Bing Paulsen (2)

76

76

T16

Abby Driscoll (5)

76

76

T32

Ann Elizabeth Gore (3)

80

80

T40

Rylie Marchman (4)

83

83