No. 9 Lions Lead after Day One of Marjorie Whitney Invitational

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Behind a first-place day one finish from Goeun Lee, the ninth-ranked Saint Leo women's golf team finished the opening round of the Marjorie Whitney Invitational tied for first place, Monday afternoon.

The Lions open their fall campaign tied for first with Barry University after taking on the on the par-72, 5,831-yard course at TPC Sawgrass.  Seminole State concluded the day claiming the third spot, and host Queens University of Charlotte finished in the No. 4 slot out of the 10-team field.

Lee shot one-over par, and sits atop the leaderboard with a first day round of 73.  The Richmond, British Columbia native leads the way for the Lions, taking advantage of a front nine 36. 

Heather Petronis shot an even 10-over 82, and sits in a tie with teammate Clare Connolly halfway through.  Connolly shot a front-nine of 45 but rebounded to improve eight strokes on the back-nine, firing a 37 to secure her round of 82.

Tricia Maloney concluded the day in a tie for 16th, carding a 40 on the backside for an 11-over 83 finish.  Fifth on the team, junior Ragna Olafsdottir opened her career as a Lion tied for 36th overall, posting a 17-over 89 score.

Playing as an individual, Laura Huertas pulled in marks of 41-40, finishing 10th in the field with a nine-over round of 81.  Alyssa Barrett also took to the course as an individual, finishing the day 39 strokes back in the Lions' first outing of the fall.

The ninth-ranked Lions return to action on Tuesday for day two of the Marjorie Whitney Invite.  Be sure to visit SaintLeoLions.com for the latest news, updates, and results.