Tar Heel Invitational — Duke's Leona Maguire is just three shots off the lead after the opening round of the Tar Heel Invitational in North Carolina.
The world amateur No 1 carded a three-under-par 69 to help Duke take a one-stroke lead in the 54-hole team event at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill on five-under 283.
South Carolina (284) is one stroke behind, while Alabama (285), NC State (286), Arkansas (288), Louisville (288), North Carolina (289), Wake Forest (289), Ohio State (292) and Rollins College (296) rounded out the top 10 teams.
Maguire is three strokes behind Walker Forest's Jennifer Kupcho (66) after another solid display.
She birdied the par-five third from a foot and remained one-under through 10 holes before an unlucky bounce off the fringe at the 11th saw her fail to get up and down.
She responded by sinking a two-foot birdie at the 13th and a 12-footer at the 14th to get to two-under before setting up her fourth birdie of the day with an approach to three feet at the 18th.
It was her 25th career round in the 60s, moving her to second place on Duke’s career charts.
Mixed bag for Murphy in Tennessee
Bank of Tennessee Invitational — Kinsale's John Murphy made five birdies, four bogeys and two double bogeys in a rollercoaster, three-over 75 for the University of Louisville in the opening round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in Jonesborough.
The Cork man, who was shown around the Blackthorn Club at the Ridges course last week by PGA Tour star and former East Tennessee State player Seamus Power, is tied for 54th in the individual standings behind Penn State's JD Hughes (66).
The University of Louisville Cardinals, for whom Power's close friend Aaron O'Callaghan is Associate Head Coach, are in fourth place after the opening round, six behind Penn State.