Samford, behind Bailey Gray's 76, holds a slim one-stroke lead over Western Carolina, 313-314, after Sunday's first round of the Low Country Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford on Moss Creek's South Course.
Gray, whose score is second by a stroke to the 75 of Western Carolina's Kristin Swindell, is joined in the top 5 by fellow Bulldog Natalie Mitchell, whose 78 has her in a tie for fifth.
The Catamounts' Kim Mitchell joins Swindell in the top five with a 77, good for third place.
Host Wofford tied for sixth in the team standings at 327, 14 strokes off the lead.
International Junior Golf Academy graduate Olivia Landino of Western Carolina, is playing as an individual. She shot a 15-over 87 and sits in 46th place.
The tournament continues Monday when the teams get off to a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.
LOW COUNTRY INTERCOLLEGIATE
Sunday; At Moss Creek, South Course; 5,815 yards, par 72
1. Samford 313, 2. Western Carolina 314, 3. Gardner-Webb 318, 4. Bethune-Cookman 324, 5. Presbyterian 326, T6. Wofford 327, T6. USC Upstate 327, 8. The Citadel 329, 9. Appalachian State 336, 10. Radford 341.
Individual Top 10
1. Kristin Swindell, W. Carolina 75
2. Bailey Gray, Samford 76
T3. Abby Driscoll, Presbyterian 77
T3. Kim Mitchell, W. Carolina 77
T5. Lauren Dunbar, Wofford 78
T5. Natalie Mitchell, Samford 78
T5. Pilar Morgan, Gardner-Webb 78
T5. Allea Hawkins, USC Upstate 78
T5. Alice Plumb, Bethune-Cookman 78
T5. MK Donovan, Gardner-Webb 78
T5. *Emily Sallings, Samford 78
*Playing as an individual