SAVANNAH, Ga. – North Carolina A&T sophomore women’s golfer Christyn Carr is the leader after the first round and day of the 2019 SSU Tiger Fall Invitational hosted by Savannah State University at the par-72, 5,850-yard Crosswind Golf Club Championship Course on Monday.
N.C. A&T leads the tournament after the first day with a 19-over 307. The Aggies are followed in the four-team tournament by Western Illinois (316), Hampton (327) and Savannah State (346).
Carr is the individual leader after shooting a first-round 1-over 73. Her first-round card included three birdies to put her three strokes ahead of Hampton’s Jakari Harris and Western Illinois’ Natalie Hooper at 4-over.
Junior Xus Boira is in fourth place after shooting a first-round 5-over 77. Freshman Jayla Rogers is tied for fifth with a 6-over 78. The other score that counted toward the Aggies total was a 7-over 79 shot by freshman Kiaira Porter. Porter is tied for seventh after Day 1. Junior Madison Harriman is in 13th place at 11-over.
Carr was 2-over after the first six holes before she was able to birdie the par-4, seventh. She then moved to even par after making the turn as she birdied the par-5, 10th. Her fabulous day continued when she birdied the par-4, 13th. Carr moved out of the red numbers with bogeys on hole No. 15 and 17, two par-4’s.
Boira started her round 4-over over the first five holes before birdieing the sixth hole, a par-5. Boira’s other birdie on the day came on the par-3, 11th as she moved to 3-over. A double bogey on the 12th put her at 5-over as she closed out the round with five straight successful par putts.
Rogers parred every hole on the front nine to make the turn at even par. She had a tougher time on the back nine, however with four bogeys and a double bogey. Porter ended her round with two birdies. She went to the par-3, No. 8 at 2-over. Porter birdied the hole to move to 1-over. She was 1-over on the front nine.
The second round will take place on Tuesday.