Anna Morgan is on a roll.
The Lady Paladin golfer won the Carolinas Women’s Amateur last week and shares the lead after the first round of the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association’s Amateur championship.
Clemson golfer and former SCJGA Beth Daniel Player of the Year, Gracyn Burgess, matched Morgan’s 1-under par as both golfers carded 71s at the Columbia Country Club.
Morgan posted four birdies and three bogeys while Burgess made five birdies and four bogeys to shoot her 1-under par round. The 18th hole took its toll on the leaders as both golfers finished their first day with a bogey.
The co-leaders played in the same group along with Emma Schimpf from Daniel Island and Molly Hardwick from Lexington.
The two other members of what would have been the featured group if the tournament was on The Golf Channel played almost as well.
Schimpf and Hardwick carded even par rounds to be one shot back and tied with Jodee Tindal from Rock Hill and Isabella Rawl from Lexington for third place.
Defending WSCGA Junior Champion Chloe Holder from Williamston is tied with three other golfers for 7th place at 1-over par 73.
The field for the championship is one of the strongest in memory as a large number of college golfers and top ranked juniors are among the 58 golfers in the Championship Division.
Winning the CGA Amateur last week also gave Pam Prescott some momentum coming into this weeks WSCGA event.
Prescott, from Piedmont, won the Carolinas Division at the CGA event and shares the lead with Karin Wolfe at the top of the State Division.
The Super-Senior Division is led by Stephanie Van Inwagen from Spartanburg. Van Inwagen has a one shot lead over Nancy Dodge in the Division.
Championship Division leaders tee off at 11 am on Tuesday.
Tournament pictures on the WSCGA Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pg/Womens-South-Carolina-Golf-Association-165729126787022/posts/
Complete tournament scores are available at https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/5926244316413478790