Mercedes Rios shot a first round 77, rebounding after a 41 on the front nine, and Erin Barrington shot 38-41 to finish the day in 7th place with a 79. Laken Trahan, Kailey Glenn, and Chelsey Sills all finished tied for 8th after carding an 80 on the windy day in Searcy, Arkansas.
“I thought Mercedes showed some toughness today,” said Head Coach Kenny Trapp. “She could have folded after the front nine but she showed why she’s one of the top players in the country. Erin was good early and I expect the rest of the girls to make a jump tomorrow.”
The Lady Patriots will finish the Bison Fall Classic tomorrow and then take a week off from competition before another tournament in Oklahoma City on October 3 and 4.