NORMAN, Okla. – Alabama’s four scoring golfers fired a collective 8-under par on the back nine Friday to move the Crimson Tide into a tie for first place after the opening round at the Schooner Fall Classic in Norman, Okla.
Alabama (272) finished the day at -12 after the back nine charge at the par-71, 6,048-yard Belmar Golf Club and shares the lead with Texas (272) at -12. Baylor (278) is third at 6-under, followed by Florida State (282) at 2-under and Clemson (284) at even par to round out the top five, respectively.
The Tide’s top three golfers all shot in the 60s on Friday, led by senior Lauren Stephenson (66) and junior Jiwon Jeon (66), who are tied for the individual lead with three others at 5-under. Stephenson birdied four of her final five holes while Jeon birdied three of her final four. Jeon has now recorded three consecutive rounds in the 60s this season, dating back to the second round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate on Sept. 18.
Junior Kristen Gillman (69) is tied for 10th at 1-under. Sophomore Angelica Moresco (71) is at even par and tied for 22nd. Junior Kenzie Wright (72) is 1-over and tied for 32nd.
Alabama will be paired with Texas and Baylor in Saturday’s second round. Play is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. CT.