KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - There is just something about Kiawah Island.
For the second-straight season, the Spiders put together one of their best rounds in school history, led by one of the top individual performances in school history at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic in South Carolina.
Junior Elsa Diaz shot shot 69 (-3) to put herself in a tie for third place overall in the 232-player field.
Her round ties teammate Isabella Rusher and former Spiders Tracy Martin and Jillian Fraccola for the lowest round in school history. Rusher has accomplished the feat twice, including at last season's Kiawah Classic.
Richmond's team round of 294 (+6) ties for the second-lowest team round in school history matching UR's 294 performance in the last round of last season's Kiawah Island Classic. The score was low enough to place the Spiders in a tie for fifth out of the 43-team field, the largest tournament in collegiate golf.
Sophomore Sophie DiPetrillo shot an even par round of 72 while classmate Isabella Rusher entered the clubhouse with a score of 76 (+4).
Junior Marie Donnici rounded out the Spiders' top four with a round of 77 (+5), while sophomore Annie Collom was one shot off that pace at 78.
The Spiders start the second round with 9 a.m. tee times. The action will be updated every nine holes on GolfStat.com.