Soper shoots 89 in day one
DAYTONA, BEACH, Fla. — Ricca Soper turned in an opening day 89, the day after the scheduled start. She shot a 45 on the front nine and a 44 on the back nine.
The Women’s NJCAA National Golf Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., was scheduled to begin on Monday, May 12, but wildfires in the area pushed back the tee-times to Tuesday, May 13.
“We were just happy to get a round in today,” said coach Dan Soper. “Yesterday the whole area was smoky and we weren’t sure the tournament was going to get started.”
Due to the staggered tee times, Soper will not be sure of her standing versus the field until everyone has completed the opening round.
“An educated guess would be that she is sitting right about the middle of the pack,” said Coach Soper. “No matter where she is, we know she’ll have some work to do in the upcoming rounds.”