ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Indianapolis and Rollins both jumped out to great starts at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship, hosted at The Meadows golf course in Allendale, Michigan. During Wednesday’s opening round, Indianapolis finished the day with a one-stroke lead on Rollins, while four more schools are within 15 strokes of the lead at the four-day, 72-hole tournament.Led by two golfers in the top 10 and four in the top 25, Indianapolis owned a team score of 305 (+17). Pacing the way for the Greyhounds were Annika Hayes -- third place with a 73 (+1) -- and Chanice Young, tied for eighth place with a 76 (+4).
Sitting one stroke back of UIndy is Rollins, as the Tars are second with a 306 (+18). Rollins also has the individual leader after Day 1, as Madison Lellyo fired a 70 (-2) in the opening round. Collecting five first-round birdies, Lellyo is one of just two players to finish under par. In total, three Rollins golfers can be found in the top 25.
Limestone’s Brittany LaPadula -- playing as an individual -- placed second with a 71 (-1), which included 13 pars.
The Greyhounds’ Hayes sits alone in third place at +1, while Brenna Moore (Midwestern State), Haley Haught (St. Edward’s) and Casey Wild (Tarleton State) are tied for fourth place. The trio shot a 74 (+2) on Wednesday.
Central Oklahoma enters Thursday’s second round in third place, as the Bronchos combined for a 312 (+24). Nova Southeastern opened play with a fourth-place score of 317 (+29), while St. Edward’s rounded out the top five with a 319 (+31).
• Team and Individual Results