GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Ashford senior golfer Brittany Boon finds herself in a tie for 65th place individually after the first round of play at the 2012 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women's Golf Championships. The tournament is being held at Link Hills Country Club in eastern Tennessee.
Boon, a Bloomington, Ill.-native, shot a seven-over par 80 during the first day of action to stay in the top half of the field of 144 student-athletes.
The senior started on hole ten, carding a five-over 41 after the first nine holes before charging back on the front nine. Boon birdied holes one and seven before recording a double bogey on five to go along with bogeys on two and three to come in with a two-over par 39.
Jessica Macphee of Thomas University and Pauline Schoop of Shorter University lead the tournament after day one. The duo each fired two-under par rounds of 71 to tie for a one shot lead headed into day two of action.
Shorter University sits atop of the team race after day one as the team counted a 298 (+6) during the first round. The Hawks hold a three shot lead over Lubbock Christian University while Oklahoma Christian, William Woods and Northwood University round out the top five.
Boon returns to the course at 8:10 a.m. central time on Wednesday when she begins her second round. You can follow along with Boon by using the link above or by keeping tabs on AU's twitter account (@AUSaints).