Reddies Lead After First Round of Diffie Ford-Lincoln Invitational

Henderson State's Taylor Loeb shot a one-over par 71 and is in first-place after the opening round of the Diffie Ford-Lincoln Women's Golf Invitational in Edmond, Okla.

The Reddies have a two-shot lead over Northeastern State compiling an opening round team score of 306.

Despite the windy and wet conditions, Loeb totaled four birdies for her round, leads the field in par 4 scoring at 3.90, and has a one shot lead over Imkeleen Meyer of Newman.

Sarah Wright is tied for sixth after carding a 75 on the par 70, 5,821-yard Kickingbird Golf Course. Wright's round included a tournament best 14 pars.

Two Reddies are tied for 21st with Hanna Brauburger and Allison Davis both posting scores of 80. Brauburger had Henderson's lone eagle of the round, while Davis had 10 pars on her scorecard.

Luisa Gartmann is tied for 44th out of 95 competitors with a score of 83.

Taylor Reed and Christian Barrett are playing as individuals with Reed tied for 25th with a score of 81, while Barrett is tied for 35th after a round of 82.

The field includes seven teams from the Great American Conference and 11 teams from region.

Behind Henderson and Northeastern State are Southwestern Oklahoma in third with a score of 312, followed by Oklahoma Christian (314), Newman (317), Central Oklahoma (318) and Arkansas Tech (323).

Central Missouri and Arkansas-Monticello are tied for eighth with a team score of 327, with Oklahoma Baptist and Arkansas-Fort Smith tied for 10th (331), Southern Arkansas 11th (336) and Southern Nazarene 12th (338).

Rounding out the field are Southwestern Christian and Redlands Community College tied for 14th (345), with Southwest Baptist in last (397).

The second and final round of the 36-hole event gets under way on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.


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