Tough weather conditions make for challenging first round at Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational

Tough weather conditions make for challenging first round at Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational

GERMANTOWN, Tenn.—Treacherous weather made the first round of the Joe Duncan Rhodes Invitational that much more challenging for the field in Sunday's opening round.

Lindsey Bloom led the Pioneers in the first round, as the Pioneers sit in sixth place heading into Monday's second round action.

"Course conditions were extremely tough," head coach Keilly Purdom said. "The course played very long and difficult due to poor grass conditions and wet winter and today's weather was also an issue."

"They are focused and determined to play much better tomorrow," Purdom said. "The team has a great attitude and success will come."

Wittenberg leads the field after the first day of play, while Washington University-St. Louis and host, Rhodes College, round out the top three.

Monday's action will begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. The event is being held at Windyke Country Club.