Kuleba a stroke outside top-25 after day one of Greene Turtle Invite

Kuleba a stroke outside top-25 after day one of Greene Turtle Invite

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — Annika Kuleba carded an 89 in the opening round of the Greene Turtle Invitational at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, placing the first-year in 26th as a trio of Vixens compete as individuals in the tournament hosted by Shenandoah University.

Kuleba (Endy, N.C.) sits 26th in a field of 50 players following her 18-over-par 89 after 18 holes. Kuleba matched her season opening score, which is the Sweet Briar school record for lowest 18-hole score.

Ahead of Kuleba is a three-way tie for 23rd between Lindsey Bonner (York [Pa.]), Tess Murphy (Catholic) and Jojo Parker (Catholic), who all finished day one with an 88 on their scorecards.

Junior Meagan Phister (Moneta, Va.) sits 46th after shooting a 121, one stroke shy of her career-best round of 120 in the final round of the 2018 ODAC Championships. 

Rounding out the Vixens' trio of golfers on Saturday was sophomore Kendall Nicely (Glen Allen, Va.) in a tie for 47th with a first round score of 129.

Shelby Tapman of York (Pa.) is the tournament leader following 18 holes with a 4-over-par 75. Tapman and her York teammates are the team leaders with a team score of 315 (+31) after round one.

Round two of the Greene Turtle Invitational will get underway on Sunday with a shotgun start set for 9 a.m.