Lee's golf team fired a team score of 310 in the opening round of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships being played at the par 73 Link Hills Country Club. The Lady Flames are tied for the 11th spot with Savannah College of Art and Design.
Shorter University (298) grabbed the first-round lead and holds a three-shot lead over Lubbock Christian (301). Oklahoma Christian (302), William Woods (303), Northwood (Fla.) and Wayland Baptist (304) round out the top five. The NAIA's top-ranked club, Oklahoma City ballooned to a 319 and is tied for 18th.
Geandra Almeida (75) was best for the Lady Flames during Tuesday's early-morning round. Sloane Skinner followed with a 77 and Kristin Bourg countered with a 78. Madison Alexander (80) rounded out the scores that counted in the 310 round. Courtney Shelton totaled an 81.
The 18th annual event is a 72-hole stroke play tournament that will be played over the Link Hills course for four days. The team and individual champions will be crowned on Friday afternoon.