Kelli Warner hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 18th hole Monday. (Michael Dann | Murray Ledger & Times)

By Clayton Ward

Senior Kelli Warner would approach the 18th and final hole of the NewWave Communications Racer Classic Monday with a unique club – a nine-wood.It was a rarely used club for a rarely made shot, as Warner would finish the first round sinking a hole-in-one from 150 yards out.

The Eastern women’s golf team would finish the first day placing second, ultimately never having the opportunity to advance as the second day of the classic was rained out.

Warner would finish fifth in the meet, improving eight shots in the back nine to 36 as opposed to the 44 she shot on the front, totaling 80.

Murray State took first at the meet at the Miller Memorial Golf Club. Including the top individual player, Murray had three of the top five individual scores. However, Eastern would beat out OVC rival Tennessee Tech who would finish third.

Senior Melissa Rosioniec had a steady score throughout the meet tying at seventh individually with Freshman Charlotte Lundell at 82.

Lundell had the Colonels’ most promising score on the front nine with 38, but slipped on the back nine shooting 44.

Women’s golf will be back in action Thursday and Friday, March 13-14 for the EKU El Diablo Intercollegiate.