By ASHLEY OWENS
ashley_owens46@mymail.eku.edu

Eastern’s women’s golf team finished day one of the UNF Collegiate at sixth place March 9, but a low-scored third round pushed the Colonels back to finish in 10th place March 10.

The event took place at the par-72, 6,050-yard Jacksonville Golf and Country Club and was hosted by the University of North Florida.

Houston took the title for the tournament with a three-round total of 885, followed by Texas (900) in second and Delaware (907) in third place.

Eastern also took on OVC teams and took down conference foes such as Belmont University (15th), Austin Peay State University (17th) and Tennessee Tech University (17th).

Juniors Anna Gleixner and Becky Sharpe shared 30th place and lead the way for the Colonels, each with a three-round total of 233. Sophomore Sofie Levin ended day one in 18th place, but fell to 35th by round three after a final-round total of 82.

Junior Rachel Welker (235) tied 43rd and senior Nicki Henry (258) finished 97. Sophomore Emilie Simmons (249) competed individually and tied 87th.

The Colonels return to play March 16 and 17 in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tennessee.