SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Kaitlyn Gribbon fired a six-over 78 Monday, leading Belmont Abbey in the opening round of the Converse Spring Invitational. The Crusaders posted a team total of 338 to stand tied for 14th.
Gribbon turned the front nine in 36 before shooting 42 on the back nine to sit in a tie for ninth. Haley Helton is one shot behind at 79 (38-41/t18), while Anne Parlmer carded an 88 (44-41/t66). Taylor Cozart rounded out the team scoring with a 93 (t81), while Jamie Treece is tied for 86th at 97.
King posted the lowest team score of the day at 315, while Converse's Marley Felhousen shot one-over 73 for the individual lead.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday.