TAZEWELL – With Maeve Cummins holding a share of the lead through the first 18 holes of play on a round of 70, No. 25 Carson-Newman sits in third through Monday’s first day of the State Farm Intercollegiate at the Woodlake Golf Club.
The sophomore’s two-under day powered the Eagles to go 18-over in the first round. As a team, C-N was the second-best par-4 and par-4 scoring team at 10-over and 5-over, respectively. It also carded the second-most birdies in the round with nine.
Her 70 in the rounds marks the lowest single round score Cummins has carded in her career. She was one-under through the front nine to start the day. Cummins ended up tying for the best outing on par-3s through the day at one-under while sitting at second for par-4 scoring at one under. She fired for par 14 times in the round with three birdies.
Cummins is one of two Eagles in the top-five of the field, the other being individual Matilda Frövenholt who is tied for fifth at one-over.
The junior went through the first round with a 73, also marking her lowest single round score in her time with the Orange and Blue. Three of her four bogeys came exclusively on par-4 holes.
Sitting alone in 17th is Jayla Sims after a five-over round of 77. She carded just one birdie through the day with four bogeys and a double-bogey on the par-3 sixth hole.
Two shots behind her was Rachel Watts. The senior tied for 20th after the round on a seven-over day.