SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- With all five of its players make their debut at the NAIA national tournament, the Lewis-Clark State women's golf team settled into 15th place with a first-round 342.
The Warriors were led by freshman Nicole Olson, who shot an 81. L-C's lineup included two other freshman, a sophomore and a senior.
"When you get freshman girls out there, they're a little nervous," L-C assistant coach Steve Tilden said. "They're ready to play good tomorrow. Maybe we can climb closer to the top 10."
The Warriors could easily make up ground today. They are nine shots behind eighth-place Berry.
This four-round tournament is taking place at Blackthorn Golf Club.
Team scores -- Embry-Riddle 313, Oklahoma City 315, Southern Nazarene 319, British Columbia 320, Rocky Mountain 326, William Woods 326, Savannah College of Art and Design 327, Berry 333, Oklahoma Baptist 334, Brescia 335, Northwood (Texas) 336, Concordia (Ore.) 337, Shorter 337, Dakota Wesleyan 339, Lewis-Clark State 342, St. Ambrose 345, CSU-San Marcos 346, Lindsey Wilson 348, Northwood (Fla.) 348, Dickinson State 353, Mobile 359, Walsh 359, Bethel 385.
Individual leader (tie) -- Karin Boo, Rocky Mountain; Whitney Guin, William Woods, 75.
LCSC individuals -- Nicole Olson 81, Samara Kluever 86, Christina Bernicki 86, Katie Fuqua 89, Krichelle Riedle 101.