The Central Connecticut women's golf team sits in sixth place following the first round of the Tignanelli Towson Invitational. The Blue Devils finished the round 36 strokes over par with a team total of 324 strokes. Senior Anna Ausanio led the squad by carding a 76 for the round. The Towson Golf and Country Club is a 6,162-yard, par-72 course for the invitational.
Ausanio finished the round tied for fifth place at the event. She played to a score of one-over on the back nine, recording a birdie and two bogeys. She had three birdies in the round to finish with a four-over, 76.
A pair of golfers hold a share of the lead after the first round. The leaders carded 74 for the day and are just two strokes ahead of Ausanio.
Freshman Sarah Boden had the second best performance among Blue Devil golfers. She shot an 80 in her first collegiate round and currently sits tied for 26th heading into tomorrow's action.
A stroke behind Boden was senior Stephanie Bednar who shot an 81 for the round and finished in a tie for 33rd. Sophomore Albrianna Farnum shot an 87 to take the final spot in Central's team score. Junior Elisabeth Beloin was the fifth Blue Devil on the course, she posted an 89 for the round.
St. John's currently leads the event with a team total of 305 strokes, 17 strokes over par for the round. Delaware is in second, William and Mary and Old Dominion are tied for third and Hofstra is fifth, one spot ahead of CCSU. The tournament field features 18 teams.
The Tignanelli Towson Invitational will continue tomorrow with the final round of action.