New Palestine junior Annaliese Fox shot a 77 in the opening round of the IHSAA golf State Finals at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel.
Fox shot a 40 on her first nine – which was the back nine at Prairie View – before firing a one-over par 37 on her second nine holes. She shot two birdies – including on the par-3 sixth hole – in her second nine.
She is nine strokes back of the leader, Westfield junior Jocelyn Bruch, who shot a 68.
Fox is slated to tee off on the first hole at 8:48 a.m. Saturday at Prairie View in the tournament’s final round.