After the first 36 holes at Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational, it's a familiar face -- sophomore Seo Hee Moon-- leading the way for the Bulldogs, who finished the day in 12th with a combined score of 318. Moon's 76 has her in a tie for 13th.
The second half of the Bulldogs' dynamic sophomore duo, Sun Gyoung Park, and junior Alex Lipa both fired opening round scores of 79, placing them tied for 44th overall in the 15-team tournament. Freshman Shreya Ghei, who had a strong opening weekend, shot an 83, good for 66th overall, while captain Lily Boettcher 85 leaves her tied for 75th overall heading into day two.
Longwood - a team the Bulldogs beat in a head-to-head showdown last spring - leads the tournament with a day one score of 292, but a tightly-knit rest of the pack means the Bulldogs are far from out of things with two days of competition left. Ancient Eight rival Harvard sits tied for eighth, and fittingly, Crimson star Tiffany Lin is tied with Moon for 13th in the individual standings. The two needed a playoff to settle the individual title at the Yale Women's Intercollegiate earlier this month.