Schofill’s 68 puts her in tie for lead after round one of Mason Rudolph Championship

AUBURN, Alabama – Auburn Sr Megan Schofills Bogey-free 68 (-4) robs her of the singles lead after round one of Friday’s Mason Rudolph Championship. Schofill fucked three of her last five holes on the Vanderbilt Legends Course to secure first place. The Friday round marks the 12thth times that Schofill has passed 70 in a college tournament in her career.

“I played really solid today and didn’t bogey. One thing I did well was just be patient. It was very windy today which made it difficult to hit dedicated shots at times. I was able to play my game and win it shot by shot,” Schofill said of her opening round. “As a team, I think we’re in a really good position for the next two days. We have to remember that par on any hole is a great result when the conditions are like today. We’ve played some really solid golf and need to keep it going over the next two days.”

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Junior Elina Sinz scored a 1-under 71 highlighted by a hole-in-one on a par 3 12th Hole. Sinz cupped a 7-iron from 155 yards and screwed the par 3 3approx hole to lead the field in par 3 and scored a 3-under. Sinz also boasts a top 10 finish in a round as she sits individually in tenth place.

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Redshirt newbie Casey Weidenfeld shot a 71 (+1) on a round that featured an eagle on the par 5 18th Hole. Junior Anna Forest scored a 7-over-79 which also contributed to the team result.

As a team, Auburn finished 3-over (291), good enough for fifth place in the field of 14. The Tigers finished ahead of four other Golfweek top-50 teams Friday, including sixth-ranked Ohio State. Auburn is currently nine shots behind tournament leader Arizona (-6), two shots behind Kentucky in fourth place and has a six-shot lead over conference contenders LSU, Georgia and Alabama, each 9 over par (296).

“It’s difficult to have a low round when two players are fighting like they are today. I’m very proud of Megan [Schofill]Casey [Weidenfeld]and Elina [Sinz] for their consistent play,” the Tigers head coach Melissa Lull said after round one. “Casey hit the ball great but couldn’t buy a putt until the last hole. Megan was solid all day and finished strong, playing 3-under the last five holes. Elina’s round was highlighted by an ace I got watch and the shot was clean! Tomorrow is moving day so we will be ready.”

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On Saturday, the Tigers will be paired with players from Kentucky and Washington starting at 9:20 a.m. CT from the first tee. Live scoring for the tournament is available here and on the GolfStat mobile app.

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