SYLVANIA, Ohio —

St. Ursula Academy alum and Sylvania native Lizzie Win finished strong at Highland Meadows Golf Course for the opening round of this year’s Marathon Classic. As she approached the 16 tee box, she had bogeyed and sat +1 on the day. Then, she responded with three birdies. 

“One-under is pretty solid. I wasn’t playing for my best,” Win said at the conclusion of Thursday’s round. “I can heavily say that my short game saved me today multiple times. I had four birdies, so putting and chipping was the key today.”

Win is listed as an amateur for this week’s tournament and is playing the Marathon for her second consecutive year. 

Last year, tournament director Judd Silverman made the opportunity available via sponsor’s exemption. This year, she earned her way in by winning Monday’s qualifier.

On the first three holes, Win was respectable by parring. As she played her way through the back nine to start her day, she bogeyed on holes 13 and 17. A birdie on 18 gave her a one-under score before she went to the front nine to close out the day. 

“I have to refine some things on the range. My ball striking is not the best, but obviously going into tomorrow, (the goal is) to aim to be better,” she said. “I sprayed some tee shots, I pulled some approach shots and I definitely think that was kind of my biggest weakness today. I think going into tomorrow I’ll kind of have a better feel.”

After Thursday's round, Win is tied for 33rd with a day one score of one-under par. Live results of today's round can be found here.