GREENVILLE, S.C. - The Columbia women's golf team is in eighth place following the first round of play at the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman.

Joanna Henry leads the way for the Lions following the first 18 holes. Henry shot an opening round 78 and will enter play Saturday in a tie for 27th.

A trio of Columbia student-athletes, Michelle Piyapattra, Jane Dong and Monique Ishikawa each finished the first round tied for 35th after carding 79s Friday.

Lisa Combs opened the tournament with an 18-hole score of 86 and enters the final two rounds tied for 70th. Combs will be among the first group to tee off round two at 9 a.m. Saturday.