By Brad Blume, Sports Information Director
PAPILLION, Neb. --- The South Dakota School of Mines women's golf team got its 2012 fall season underway Monday at the Eagle Hills Golf Course in Papillion, Neb., during the Bellevue University Fall Invite.
The Lady Hardrockers earned fourth place in the team standings after the first round of the event, posting a score of 381 strokes. The host school is currently first with an 18-hole round of 322 followed by Iowa Western Community College in second with a 331 and the University of Nebraska - Kearney is third with 349 strokes.
Individually, Bellevue's Maria Saavedra is leading the tournament with a first-round score of 74 followed by teammate Renee Santoyo in second with a 79 and IWCC's Jeicy Rivas-Plata is one stroke back in third with an 80.
The Lady Hardrockers' low round was posted by junior Brianna Dodge who carded a 90 for a share of 18th place and freshman Shelby Allen is tied for 23rd with a 94.
As for the rest of the 'Rockers, sophomore Alix Kling posted a 95 for a share of 25th place, senior Katy Ramsbacher is tied for 30th with a 102, freshman Brigit Kelly put up a 107 (34th) and junior Kelsey Kramer rounded out the day with a 113 (37th).
The tournament continues Tuesday with another 18-hole round.