Coastal women struggle in wind, rain

College of Coastal Georgia’s women’s golf team had to battle more than just the course and opponents Monday as 25 mph wind gusts made the going tough for the Lady Mariners.

After Round 1, they were in eighth place at the Embry Riddle Eagle Invitational at LPGA International’s Jones Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Coastal mustered a 360 as a team on first round scores of 83 by Lauren Bird, 89 by Megan Ramer, 91 by Kylee Wheeler and 97 by Kinsley Dowling.

Bird is tied after the first day in 14th place individually.

“It was tough out there today,” said Coastal’s coach Nicole Wildes-Johns. “(We had) wind gusts of 25 mph and rain all morning.”

Coastal was 68 over par as a team, which puts them in last place in the eight-team tournament, 40 strokes behind Queen’s, University of Charlotte’s first-place showing in Round 1 of 320.

— The Brunswick News

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