ELGIN - Newberry ranked seventh out of an eight-team field at the end of the first round of competition at the Newberry Invitational.
The Wolves shot a combined score of 340, 24 strokes ahead of last place Mars Hill.
Florida Southern took the top spot on the leaderboard with a total score of 308, while Wingate finished runner-up at 312. Lincoln Memorial, Anderson, and North Georgia completed the top five. Wingate's Laura Nunez Rodriguez holds sole possession of first with a round score of 74.
Johana Lunackova ended the day in a four-way tie for 12th shooting eight over par for a cumulative score of 80. She was the only Newberry player to notch a birdie in the first round.
Nabila Inak placed just outside the top-20, taking the tie for 21st with a score of 83. Lunackova and Inak both tallied nine pars on the day.
Newberry will continue the invitational on Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. tee time.