SUNBURY, Ohio – The Taylor women's golf team finished day one of the Crossroads League Championship in fifth place after 36 holes of action on Monday.
The Trojans shot team scores of 357 and 353 during the first two round of the championship at NorthStar Golf Club near Columbus, Ohio on Monday. Sophomore Grace Elenbaas paced the Trojans with an opening round 86 followed by a career-best score of 83 during Monday's second round that included a hole-out from 90 yards for eagle on the first hole. Elenbaas's two-round total of 169 is good enough for 11th place in the 44-player field.
Junior Brittany Pfaff is tied for 16th after carding rounds of 88 and 87 while fellow junior Libby Edwards shot back-to-back 90's to finish the first day in a tie for 22nd. Freshman Elizabeth Jackson carded a pair of 93's and is in 26th place while fellow freshman Raquel Helton finishd with a two-round total of 197 to finish the day in 33rd place.
The Trojans two-round total of 710 is 14 shots behind Saint Francis in fourth place and 21 shots behind Indiana Wesleyan in third place.
Marian holds the lead after the first 36 holes with a two-round total of 649 (321-328) while Bethel is in second at 661 (325-336).
The championship's final round will be played on Tuesday with the team and individual champion earning automatic births to the NAIA National Championships in May.