Tide Women's Golf Leads At Florida
Alabama holds a two-stroke advantage over 12th-ranked Georgia, who shot a 6-over-par round of 286. Florida State is in third place at 10-over 290 with Kentucky in fourth at 291 and No. 6 Auburn is fifth at 13-over 293.
"I was really pleased today because I was afraid there might be a little lingering pressure from winning at Long Cove (Darius Rucker Intercollegiate)," Alabama Coach Mic Potter said. "And from and experience standpoint, battling through a day like today was important. It was a rocky start for us, and we worked through it to finish strong. I was pleased with how we played."
The Crimson Tide was led by senior Brooke Pancake and sophomore Hannah Collier with even-par rounds of 70. Pancake, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., made one birdie and one bogey on her round and carded 12 straight pars to close out her day.
Collier, from Birmingham, had a much more eventful round, making four birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey en route to a 70. Both Pancake and Collier are tied for fifth individually heading into Saturday's second round three strokes off the lead of Georgia's Emilie Burger.
Sophomore Stephanie Meadow closed strong with a birdie on the par-3 eighth hole – her 17th hole of the round – to post a 1-over-par 73 and a tie for 10th place.
Junior Jennifer Kirby was Alabama's fourth score on Friday with a 3-over-par 73. She is tied for 19th after the first round. Johanna Tillström, who did not count of the Tide' first-round score, shot 78 and is tied for 70th.
Alabama will tee off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the first hole and will be playing with Georgia and Florida State.
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