The Cardinals finished the first round of the tournament in fourth place with a total score of 309. Grand Valley State University is first with a score of 291.
SVSU was led by an outstanding round from Amanda Ehrlich, who shot a one-over 73 in her first 18 holes to tie for third place. Sabrina Coffman is tied for 15th with an opening-round 77, while Olivia Pumford is tied for 19th with a 78.
Day two of the GLIAC Championship is set for Saturday at Gull Lake.