Staff reports

Ball State University is in fifth place at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate tournament after the first round Monday.

Ball State shot a 312, putting them 12 strokes behind host Georgia State University. Juniors Brittany Kelly and Rachael Pruett led the Cardinals with rounds of 77.

There are 13 teams in the field at the tournament, which will conclude Tuesday in Stockbridge, Ga.