ATLANTA, Ga.-- Cumberland women’s golf sits at fourth in a field of 11 after the first day of the SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational.
The Phoenix put together a 23-over par effort over round one, placing them 17 strokes behind the tournament leader, Northwestern Ohio.
Raquel Romero Valverde provided a Cumberland presence to the top of the individual leaderboards, placing third with an even-par, 71. Valverde started the day hot, connecting on two birdies through the first five holes. She led the tournament through the front nine at two under par. A pair of bogeys on the back nine on 12 and 18 pushed her back to even.
Maria Pilar Scenna just missed out on a top 10 day one finish with a 76, carding one stroke higher than the four-way tie at seventh. Scenna recorded three bogeys on both the front and back nine, but a birdie on the par-four 14th hole helped her take back a stroke.
In her first appearance for the Phoenix, Freshman Tilde Rolandsson checked in at 21st at seven-over par. The freshman relied on well above average distance off the tee box to earn her first collegiate birdie on the par-five ninth.
In another freshman debut, Ida Lihufvudh finished the day tied for 37th, shooting an 82. Lihufvudh earned her first birdie in a college tournament on the first hole of the back nine.
Maggie Anderson shot a 17-over par 88 on the day to grasp 54th place.
Cumberland looks to move up the leaderboard tomorrow in the final day of the SCAD Atlanta Fall Invitational.
3. Raquel Romero Valverde - 71
t11. Maria Pilar Scenna - 76
t21. Tilde Rolandsson - 78
t37. Ida Lihufvudh - 82
54. Maggie Anderson - 88
1. Northwestern Ohio - 290
2. William Carey Univ. - 297
3. Loyola University (NO) - 300
4. Cumberland Univ. - 307
5. Truett McConnell - 313
6. Tennessee Wesleyan - 316
7. Midway Univ. - 319
8. SCAD Atlanta - 321
9. Faulkner Univ. - 322
10. Reinhardt Univ. - 335
11. Point Univ. - 337