TROPHY CLUB, Texas -- No. 5 Tarleton State has a three-stroke advantage after the first round of the Lone Star Conference championship.

With four players in the top-11, the TexAnns posted an 11-over 299 at the par-72, 5,864-yard course. Jacqueline Lau paced Tarleton with a one-over 73. Following behind her are Sharon Lau (75), Katy Ward (75) and Sarah Fulfer (76).

Midwestern State is right on Tarleton’s heels, at 14-over 302. Kendra Whittley paced the Mustangs efforts with a strong back nine including the day’s only eagle on No. 16 to take the individual lead at one-under 71. Whittley made the turn at three-over before posting a four-under back nine with three birdies in addition to the eagle.

The No. 3-6 teams are separated by just three strokes, with Texas A&M-Commerce in third place (315), followed by Cameron and West Texas A&M tied for fourth (316) and Angelo State sixth (318).

Incarnate Word’s Flower Castillo finished at even-par 72 for second place.