Panthers in fifth after round one of 'Southern Shootout

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—After one round of the 2011 'Southern Shootout, the Birmingham-Southern women's golf team is in fifth place with a team score of 311.

No. 13 (NAIA) Lee University leads the team standings after carding 289 today, followed by No. 1 (NCAA DIII) Methodist University and Columbus State with 299 each, and No. 1 (NAIA) Shorter University at fourth with 308.

Lee's Geandra Almeida and Shorter's Lisa Persson lead all individuals after shooting 70 today.

Sophomore Ellen Chun was BSC's top finisher with 73, putting her at eighth in the individual standings.

Play continues tomorrow with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start for the second and final round.