Augusta University’s Haigwood tied for first after opening round of 3M Augusta Invitational

Augusta, GA — Lady Jags junior golfer Jessica Haigwood is tied for first place after making six birides during her first round of the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club. Haigwood shot a 3-under par round (69) and joked about overcoming a distraction on the final few holes.

“I was a little nervous,” she said. “My boyfriend just showed up too, but I had to push myself. I wanna do this for my team and it ended up really well.”

Haigwood is tied with Furman’s Alice Chen for first place.

As a team, Augusta shot 10-over par and is tied for fourth place out of 16 teams.

The tournament was originally supposed to be a three-day contest through Sunday afternoon, but due to concerns about Sunday’s weather, teams will play the remaining 36 holes Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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