BALLSTON SPA, NY -- The Johnson & Wales University women's golf team is halfway to its first top-three finish of the season. After day one of the Empire 8 Championships at the Ballston Spa Country Club the Wildcats are in third place with a score of 369.
Johnson & Wales is just three strokes back of second-place Suffolk. Cortland State leads the way with an opening 331.
Two JWU players had their lowest round of the fall on Saturday. Caroline Mettler carded a 93 and junior Hannah Lifschin posted a 96 on the first 18 holes. In her collegiate golf debut, Victoria Perez – who also plays on the JWU women's ice hockey team – shot a 121.
The championship concludes on Sunday with the final 18 holes.