North Carolina-Pembroke posted three of the top four individual scores and took a nine-shot lead in the team standings on the first day of the Newberry College Invitational women's golf tournament Monday at Moss Creek Golf Club.
Led by individual leader Katja Dammann, who shot a 3-over-par 77 on the par-74 course, the Braves posted a team score of 316. Host Newberry College is second at 325, and Barry is third at 332. Dammann has a one-shot lead over teammate Shauna Walor and Julia Wennerlund of Queens University of Charlotte.
Armstrong Atlantic's Jenny Payne, a former Hilton Head Christian Academy and USC Beaufort player, is tied for 37th after an 88.