Kuleba inside top-15 following round one at ODAC Championships

Kuleba inside top-15 following round one at ODAC Championships

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. — After 18 holes at the Bryan Park Champions Course, Sweet Briar first-year Annika Kuleba is 12th at the 2019 ODAC Women's Golf Championship, while senior Aoife Magner is 31st after the opening round.

Kuleba (Endy, N.C.) sat inside the top-15 for the entire round at her first conference championship, finishing the day 12th in the field of 31 players. Following a five-over-par opening nine 41, Kuleba shot a 48 on the second nine to finish the opening 18 with an 89 (+16). On the day, Kuleba finished with seven pars, tied for fifth most in the field.

Kuleba carded the lowest ODAC Championship round in school history, while posting the eighth round in the 80s of her young collegiate career.

Magner (North Potomac, Md.) carded a 62 on the opening nine and a 67 on her second nine, to finish the day with a 129 (+56). Magner finished the day 31st overall, while carding the 11th lowest score at the ODAC Championships in program history.

A trio of Washington and Lee golfers finished the opening round with a 78 (+5) to lead the individual field. The Generals' Griffin Foultz, Hannah Jones and Beth Ann Townsend, hold a four-stroke lead over Natalie Hill of Shenandoah and Liza Lewis of Randolph-Macon.

The team competition is led by Washington & Lee (317, +25), while Shenandoah sits second in the field of six schools.

Round two of the ODAC Women's Golf Championship is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning, with golfers scheduled to begin on the back nine. Kuleba will tentatively tee off at 9:15 a.m., with Magner set to begin her round at 10 a.m.