BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Bucknell women's golf team battled breezy conditions in round one of the Lehigh Invitational on Sunday, opening the tournament with a 333 team score at Saucon Valley Country Club. The Bison sit in seventh place in the team standings but have an excellent chance to move up the ladder, as they are just seven strokes out of third place.
Lindsay Dodovich and Anna Dailey led the Bison on Sunday. Both shot 81 to sit in a tie for 17th place individually. Dodovich, the Patriot League Player of the Month for September, and Dailey made 10 pars apiece. Dailey, a freshman, had a strong finish with pars on her final five holes and six of the last seven.
Emily Larson followed with an 84. She had a nice run going in the middle of her round, where she played a six-hole stretch in 1-under-par, with the birdie coming at the par-5 10th. Katie Childers added an 87 and Nicole Mischler an 88. Freshman Meredith Langs is playing as an individual this week, and she posted an 84, highlighted by a birdie at No. 17.
Host Lehigh (304) and Georgetown (310) distanced themselves from the field in round one. Monmouth is third at 326, followed by Siena (327), Saint Francis (331), Navy (332), Bucknell, Niagara (340) and Holy Cross (365).
Ashley Nguyen of Siena opened with a 2-over 74 and has a one-shot lead over Reagan Jahn of Lehigh.
Round two begins Monday at 9:30 a.m. The Bison contingent will start on the 10th hole.