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Bendrick Tied For 11th To Lead Paladins In First Day Of Northrop Grumman Challenge

Bendrick Tied For 11th To Lead Paladins In First Day Of Northrop Grumman Challenge

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CALIF. -- Senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+2) tied for 11th Sunday to lead the 26th-ranked Furman women's golf team (+20) to a share of eighth place in the opening round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the par 71, 6,017 yard Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.  

A native of Mercer Island, Wash., Bendrick scored a birdie on No. 12 and parred 15 holes to finish the round with a two-under 73.  She concluded the round four strokes back of leaders Agathe Laisne (-2) of Texas and Wake Forest's Letizia Bagnoli (-2) , who each carded an opening-round 69.

Senior Haylee Harford (+4) is tied for 17th after scoring a 75 with birdies on No. 5 and No. 11, and junior Natalie Srinivasan (+6), who paced the Paladins with three birdies, enters Monday's second round tied for 40th after recording a 77 in Sunday's first round.  Sophomore Madison Moosa (+8) shot a 79 on Sunday to tie for 60th, and sophomore Carly Burkhardt (+9) tied for 68th with an 80.

Twelfth-ranked UCLA (+7) holds a four-stroke lead over No. 13 Stanford (+11) after one round.  Top-ranked Southern Cal (+15), host Ohio State (+15), and second-ranked Texas (+15) are tied for third place. No. 14 Wake Forest (+16) is in sixth after Sunday's round, followed by No. 9 Arizona (+19) in seventh.  The Paladins (+20) are tied for eighth with 35th-ranked Baylor.

The 54-hole tournament continues with a 9:30 a.m. PST shotgun start on Monday.  Furman will tee off of holes No. 10 through 14 and will play in a group with Oklahoma State, third-ranked Florida, and No. 42 Colorado.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Live tournament scoring will also be available via

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information


T8 Furman 304 +20

T11 Jacqueline Bendrick 73 +2

T17 Haylee Harford 75 +4

T40 Natalie Srinivasan 77 +6

T60 Madison Moosa 79 +8

T68 Carly Burkhardt 80 +9