FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Led by a career-best 81 from freshman Mary Colella, the Catholic University women's golf team shot a season-low 348 and currently stands in fourth following the first round of the Greene Turtle Invitational hosted by Shenandoah at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club.
The Cardinals trail York (Pa.) (315), Stevenson (319) and Randolph-Macon (331). They are also 12 strokes ahead of fifth-place Shenandoah.
In three matches this season, Catholic has improved 28 strokes from its season-opening 376 on Sept. 14 and 21 strokes off its 369 at the Landmark Fall Invitational on Sept. 29.
Colella is tied for 12th after shaving seven strokes off her previous low of 88 set at the Gettysburg Tri-Match on Sept. 14.
Meanwhile, sophomore Tess Murphy and freshman JoJo Parker finished tied for 23rd after each fired an opening round 88. Both registered new career bests as Murphy improved five strokes and Parker four off their totals from the Landmark Fall Invitational.
Senior Kelly Wright has seen the biggest drop in her score as she is in 27th place following a first round 91, an improvement of 17 strokes from her score in the first two matches.
Freshman Jordan Farrell currently sits in a tie for 31st after carding a 94.
Round two of the Greene Turtle Invitational gts underway on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.