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Lady Cougars sit in 11th place at national tourney
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DAYTON BEACH, Fla. — The NJCAA Region VI Champion Barton Community College women’s golf team began play Monday at the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship held at the LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach, Florida.  
The Lady Cougars are in 11th place after Day 1 with a 69 over par 357 with three remaining days of competition.  
Freshman Natthakan Teeratrakul leads Barton tied for 14th overall, firing an 80 after closing the back nine with a 38.
Kaylee Crawford put together two solid nines to finish tied for 52nd with a 91 while Blakelee Cooper finished strong to come in one stroke behind at 92 to tie for 55th place.  
Kara Koepplin rounded out the team score with a consistent 47 to finish at 94 to tie for 60th overall while freshman Madison Walden ran into some troubles on the back nine to finish in 83rd place with a 101.
Fellow freshman Abbie Thelen competed as an individual, shooting a consistent 50 on both nines in her national debut to finish tied for 80th.
Having the afternoon tee times on Monday, the Lady Cougars will have the early tee times today, beginning on the back nine at 7 a.m. Central Time.