RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University's women's golf team completed day one of competition at the Rio Verde Invitational. The Lumberjacks finished tied for seventh place as a team after posting a round of 304 to start the tournament.
"We got off to a slow start," said head coach Brad Bedortha. "I didn't sense us clicking well early on but it got better as the day went."
Kaitlen Parsons was outstanding on day one of play. The senior posted a round of 72 catapulting her into a three-way tie for second place individually. Jacquie LeMarr continues to impress this spring as she shot a 73 leaving her in a six-way tie for fifth place.
"Kaitlen played great," said Bedortha. "She struggled early but made some scrappy shots to keep her scores low and at the end she really got it going."
Also competing for NAU was Savana Bezdicek (78), Susana Mejia (81) and Brittany McKee (83). The Lumberjacks will be looking to improve on their play through the remaining days as they look to defend their 2013 Rio Verde Invitational championship.
"I feel comfortable that the team will step up tomorrow," Bedortha said. "We didn't dig ourselves in too deep of a hole so if we come out and play well we can get right back in it."