Wassarman paces women's golf on first day of Middlebury Invitational

Senior captain Kelly Wassarman shot a 93 to lead the Bates women's golf team on day one of the 2017 Middlebury Invitational. (File photo by Josh Kuckens/Bates College) 

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Senior captain Kelly Wassarman shot a 93 to lead the Bates women's golf team to ninth place out 12 schools on the first day of the George Phinney Golf Classic at the The Ralph Myhre Golf Course of Middlebury College. 

The Bobcats shot 398 as a team and sit five strokes ahead of 10th place Rhode Island College and seven strokes back of eighth place Johnson & Wales.

Wassarman (Middleton, Wis.) sits in a tie for 41st out of 67 golfers in the field. First-year Andrea Hepfinger (Madison, Wis.) shot a 98 and is currently tied for 50th in the field. 

Junior captain Chelsea Anglin (Dayton, N.J.), first-year Brittany Seipp (Glen Head, N.Y.) and first-year Eleanor Murphy (Schwenksville, Pa.) were separated by just one stroke each, with the three shooting 103, 104 and 105 respectively. 

Second-round play is set to tee off at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday.