MESA, Ariz. -- Colorado turned in a first-round score of 4-over 292 Friday to lead the Clover Cup at the par-72, 6,209-yard Long Bow Golf Club.
The tournament is being hosted by Notre Dame.
Colorado's Jenny Coleman shot a 3-under 69 to give the Buffaloes a six-stroke cushion on runner-up Michigan (298). Notre Dame and Louisville are tied for third in the 15-team tournament with identical rounds of 299.
Nevada-Las Vegas is tied for 10th with Florida International.
Notre Dame’s Kristina Nhim tops the individual leaderboard after shooting a 4-under 68. Coleman is tied with Michigan’s Grace Choi, one stroke back, while Louisville’s Katie Petrino is fourth at 2-under 70. Colorado’s Alexis Keating and Louisville’s Emily Hass are tied for fifth at 1-under 71.
UNLV was led by juniors Dana Finkelstiein and Mayko Chwen Wang, who are tied for 19th after turning in a first round score of 4-over 76. Senior Demi Mak is tied for 33rd at 5-over 77. Marguerite Swearingen is tied for 47th at 6-over 78 and freshman Avery French is tied for 62nd at 8-over 80. Freshman Vivian Hsuan Chen, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 47th at 6-over 78.