The reigning Iowa Conference champion Central College women’s golf team sits in a familiar spot from a year ago as the team is third after the first round of the nine-team league tournament Friday.

Wartburg College leads after an opening-round 320 on the par-72, 5,867-yard Pheasant Ridge Golf Course. Central trails Wartburg by eight strokes and Luther College by just three.

Sophomore Emily Opsal returned to the lineup after missing the last two events and shot Central’s best score, a 79.

Starting in the first wave, the Dutch begin the second round at 9 a.m. Saturday.