After the first 36 holes at the Jim West Challenge at the Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco, Texas, junior Sarah Westaway is off to a fast start for Ball State. 

Westaway was only one of nine golfers to post two rounds in the 70s. She currently is tied for 11th place, the best among the Ball State golfers.

As a team, Ball State will enter the final round four strokes out of second place. 

In the opening round, Westaway scored a 5-over par 77. She had a brief lead early in the second round before closing with a two-round total of 156. She’s currently three strokes out of third place. 

Ball State shot a team score of 313 in the second round after shooting 331 in the first round. Jenna Hague and Autumn Duke are both tied for 25th with scores of 162. Zoe Camus is tied for 29th. 

The best shot of the first day for Ball State came from Meghan Perry, who recorded an eagle on eighth hole in the second round. She is tired for 46th after a score of 169. 

Illinois State’s Rachel Powers leads the field with a 4-over par 148 after two rounds.  

The host school, Texas State, has an 18-stroke lead on the field after shooting a two-round score of 621.