KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Belmont Abbey kicked off the spring portion of its 2016-17 women's golf schedule battling tough conditions at the Barton Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders stand 14th after the first round, firing a team score of 352.
Haley Helton paced the teams with an 82, tying for 30th at the midway point. Taylor Cozart shot an 88 (t59), while Kaitlyn Gribbon was one stroke behind (89/t64). Anne Parlmer carded a 93 for a tie for 75th, while Jamie Treece shot 97 to stand tied for 80th.
Limestone has the team lead at 315, while a pair of golfers share the individual lead with a three-over 75.