Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas are all well-positioned after the first round of NCAA women’s golf regional play on Monday.
Baylor leads the Stillwater regional by a shot over Clemson, with Oklahoma State four shots back. Texas, meanwhile, is second in Albuquerque, three shots behind Oregon, while TCU is tied for fourth in the same regional. Oklahoma is in ninth place in Albuquerque.
The second round is Tuesday.
The Bears finished 4-over-par 292 at the Karsten Creek Course in Stillwater, led by Britta Snyder, who shot a 3-under 69 to lead all players. Four of Baylor’s players finished in the Top 21, with Rosie Belsham (72) tied for fifth, Gurleen Kaur (75) tied for 15th and Addie Baggarly (76) tied for 21st. Hannah Karg’s 80 wasn’t used for the Bears’ first-round team score.
The Cowgirls finished with an 8-over 296, led by Maddison Hinson Tolchard, who shot a 72 and tied for fifth overall. Han-Hsuan Yu and Rina Tatematsu each shot 74 to finish in a tie for 10th while Lianna Bailey finished tied for 21st with a 76. Hailey Jones’ 82 wasn’t used for the team score.
Texas was the only Big 12 team to finished with an under-par score after the first round, with the Longhorns finishing 1-under par 287 at the UNM Championship Course. Bentley Cotton led the Longhorns with a 4-under 68, second individually to Oregon’s Briana Chacon, who shot a 65. Brigitte Thibault was tied for 13th after a 72, while Sara Kouskova was tied for 17th with a 73. Sophie Guo rounded out the team score with a 74, which tied him for 21st overall. Bohyun Park’s 76 was the Longhorns’ discarded score.
TCU ended up with a 4-over-par 292, tied with Georgia. Sabrina Iqbal’s 4-under 68 led the Horned Frogs and tied her with Cotton for second place. After that Caitlyn Macnab shot a 72 to finish in a tie for 13th, while Trinity King and Valeria Pacheco each shot a 76 to finish in a tie for 39th. Lois Lau had TCU’s discarded score with a 77.
The Sooners shot a 299, led by Hannah Screen’s 71, which puts her in a tie for eighth place. Libby Winans shot a 75, followed by Mikhaela Fortuna’s 76 and Maria Fernanda Martinez’s 77. Meagan Winans had the Sooners’ discarded score with a 79.
The two remaining Big 12 teams in the regionals, Texas Tech and Iowa State, have work to do at the Stanford regional, where LSU is leading with a 5-under-par 279. Iowa State finished in a tie for fifth with a team score of 287, while Texas Tech finished in a tie for seventh at 11-over-par.
Iowa State’s Ruby Chou is second overall after shotting a 3-under-par 68. Taglao Jeeravivitaporn shot a 71 for a tie for 12th, while both Liyana Durisic and Warda Rawof each shot a 74 to finish in a tie for 31st. Charley Jacobs had the discarded team score with an 83.
Texas Tech’s Gaia Dumez was the best Lady Raider on the board after a tie for 15th with a 1-over-par 72. Amy Taylor finished in a tie for 22nd after shooting a 73, while Chaira Holder finished in a tie for 31st after shooting a 74 and Anna Dong finished in a tie for 46th after shooting a 76. Cecilie Nielsen also shot a 76.
Of the 396 players participating in the regionals, 132 will advance to the championship finals, with the top four teams and top two individuals (not on an advancing team) advancing from each regional.
The national championships will be May 20-25 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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