NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Behind a career-low two-under par 70 from junior Kelly Hartigan and a three-over par 75 from Gabrielle Shipley, Grand Valley State leads the East super regional by three strokes after 18 holes of competition. The No. 24 Lakers totaled 307 (+19) as a team and lead Indianapolis, the region's No. 1 team, which posted a 310 (+22), by three strokes.Hartigan made bogey on her second hole of the day, but carded birdies on holes No. 3 and No. 5 to tally a one-under par 35 on the front side. A bogey at No. 17 ended a run of 11 consecutive pars. On her closing hole, though, Hartigan eagled the 489-yard par-5 to further separate herself from the field.
A Lake Orion, Mich. native, Hartigan leads the individual portion of the event by five strokes.
Right behind her in sole possession of second place is Shipley, who made five birdies Sunday afternoon. After three bogeys in her first four holes, the sophomore played her last 14 holes at even-par.
Also in the top 10 individually is senior Veronica Ryan. She used birdies on holes No. 1 and No. 18 to come in with a six-over par 78. She is locked in a five-way tie for eighth place.
Freshman Alex Taylor shot a 12-over par 84 and classmate Julie Guckian fired a 13-over par 85 to round out GVSU's scores on day one at Purgatory Golf Club.
Trailing the Lakers and Indianapolis in the team standings are GLIAC foes Ferris State (319, +31), Findlay (319, +31) and Ashland (327, +39).