RAPID CITY, S.D. - Lewis-Clark State College senior Cortney Shrout got off to a rough start at the NAIA Women's Golf Championships at the Meadowbrook Golf Course as she shot an 85 on Tuesday.
Being one of the final golfers to tee off on Tuesday afternoon, Shrout had to play in windy conditions that morning golfers didn't have to deal with. Still, it just wasn't her day and she stands tied for 73rd in the 128-player field.
Shrout, the Frontier Conference's two-time Player of the Year, bogeyed three of the first four holes she played and double bogeyed the other to start the round 5-over-par after four holes. She also had trouble down the stretch, playing the final five holes at 4-over.
Shrout qualified as an individual for the tournament after LCSC placed second in the Frontier Conference Tournament. She will be among the first to tee off on Wednesday morning and needs to be in the top 40 by the end of Thursday's round in order to advance to Friday's final 18 holes.
Maegan Rice of Mobile shot a 1-under-par 71 to hold the individual lead, while the University of British Columbia has the team lead at 301, seven shots better than Oklahoma City.