Plyler leads Harding Women's Golf to season-best round

From Harding University

The 36th-ranked Harding women's golf team tied its second-best score in program history and is just seven strokes off the lead after one round of the UCO Classic, played Monday at Lincoln Park Golf Course East.

Led by sophomore Emily Plyler's 2-over 73, Harding shot 303 and is in seventh place of 17 teams. Plyler's round tied her career-best 18-hole score and has her tied for seventh overall, just three strokes off the lead of Arkansas Tech's Rebecka Surtevall and Newman's Kiersten Klekner-Alt.

Dallas Baptist and St. Edward's are tied for the team lead at 296.

Harding sophomore Brittany Marquez, the 49th-ranked player in Division II, and senior So-Yun Kim both shot 76 and are tied for 20th. Senior Becca Godman shot 78 and is tied for 44th.

The final round is Tuesday.