The Lady Vikings, who are hosting the event, are tied with Savannah College Art and Design.
Both teams sit three shots behind Birmingham Southern at the two-day, 36-hole tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club.
Berry is ranked No. 7 in the NAIA, and SCAD is tied for No. 13 in the latest poll.
Jayne Curtis led Berry with a 77 to tie for seventh.
The low score of the day was 73, posted by both Rachel Ingram from Lee and Esther Gandarias from Shorter.
Trevecca Nazarene’s Ashley Birdwell shot a school-record round of 75 and is third overall.
Julie Donnestad (Lee), Ashley Lovell (Birmingham Southern) and Katina Ruest (SCAD) are tied for fourth place at 76.
SCAD and Berry had all four players finish in the top-20 of the 48-person tournament. Ruest led SCAD, while Amelie Mogard was 10th with a score of 78.
The Lady Vikings’ Callie Bennett and Caysie Holley both shot 79 to finish tied for 11th.
Led by Gandarias Shorter is currently fourth in the nine-team tournament. West Georgia carded a 328 and is fifth. Trevecca Nazarene is sixth at 331. Lee is seventh at 366, Oglethorpe is eighth at 403 and Spelman rounds out the group in ninth place at 453.
The tournament resumes today, and the team’s will start off of both No. 1 and No. 10 tees between 8 and 10 a.m.
Vikings own lead in NAIA Classis
Chadd Reynolds carded an opening-round 70 to lead the Berry men’s golf team to a first-round lead at the NAIA Classic on Monday. The tournament is hosted by Indiana Wesleyan at The Brickyard Crossing, a 6,994-yard, par-72 course.
The No. 8-ranked Vikings overcame windy conditions and long rain delay to shoot an even-par team score of 288. Berry leads by one stroke over No. 12 Lee. Malone is in third after shooting a 291.
Reynolds is tied for third with a score of 70. Samuel del Val was sixth overall with a score of 71. Sam Vautier shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 12th. Grey Haddon carded a 75 to round out the Vikings top four. Sam Curtis was the fifth Berry player with a score of 80.
The tournament features 15 teams from 10 different states, there are over 75 players in the event. Berry will tee off for the final round of the 36-hole event today at 10:30 a.m.