Chattanooga placed four golfers in the top six spots, including first-round leader Emma de Groot, to claim an eight-stroke lead after Sunday's first round of the Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club.
With a consistent 37 on the front and back nine, de Groot carded a 2-over-par 74 for a one-shot lead over a group of three players at 3-over. Six more players are tied at 4-over.
As a team, the Mocs shot 303, with de Groot joined in the top five by teammates Christine Wolf (75), Jordan Britt (77) and Marion Duvernay (77).
UNC-Greensboro sits at second place with a team score of 311, while College of Charleston is third at 313.
Appalachian State's Rumbidzai Masamvu and Elon's Martyna Mierzwa shot 3-over par 75 to equal Wolf in a three-way tie for second place.
Round two of the championship will begin at 8 a.m. today.
Emma de Groot, Chattanooga 74
Rumbidzai Masamvu, Appalachian State 75
Martyna Mierzwa, Elon 75
Christine Wolf, Chattanooga 75
Jordan Britt, Chattanooga 77
Erica Creed, UNCG 77
Marion Duvernay, Chattanooga 77
Ana Martinez, UNCG 77
Ainhoa Nogales, College of Charleston 77
Begonia Sarabia, UNCG 77
College of Charleston 313
Western Carolina 323
Appalachian State 331
The Citadel 346