Normal, Ill. - DePauw, ranked 11th in Division III, shot an opening-round 303 and is in third place behind WashU (293) and Grinnell (302).
Anna Foley and Larisa Luloff each shot one-over 73 to tie for sixth, while Tarinni Sameer Kakar finished with a 76 and tied for 11th. Allison and Rachele Miller each shot 81 to round out the Tigers' lineup.
Samantha Haubenstock of WashU shot a two-under 70 to lead the field.
The second and final round gets underway Sunday morning.