Lee-Bentham paces Women's Golf in round one at Bruin Wave Invitational
Feb. 28, 2011
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Freshman Rebecca Lee-Bentham carded a season-low 1-under-par 71 to pace the Texas Women's Golf team in round one of the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch Club's 6,282-yard Valley Course on Monday. Lee-Bentham is tied for sixth place entering Tuesday's second round.
The Longhorns shot a collective 15-over 303 in the opening round and ended the day tied for fifth place and 22 strokes off the pace of tournament leader UCLA (281, -7).
Teeing off first for UT as the fifth player in the lineup, Lee-Bentham found four birdie opportunities on the 12th, 13th, 17th and 18th holes to make the turn at a blemish-free 4-under. Bogeys on holes one, five, seven and eight returned Lee-Bentham to even par, but a clutch fifth birdie on the ninth hole - her final of the day - resulted in Texas' lone sub-par round of the afternoon.
Sophomores Haley Stephens and Madison Pressel are tied for 31st place at 4-over 76. Stephens' scorecard contained three birdies, five bogeys and one double while Pressel's reflected two birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey.
The Longhorns are scheduled to tee off tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. Central on the first hole. They will be paired alongside eighth-place Stanford (304, +16) and ninth-place Oklahoma State (305, +17).
Team Standings (through round one)
Top 11 Individuals (through round one)
T1. Glory Yang, UCLA - 69 (-3)
T1. Marlin Enarsson, San Diego State - 69 (-3)
T3. Stephanie Kono, UCLA - 70 (-2)
T3. Lee Lopez, UCLA - 70 (-2)
T3. Isabelle Boineau, Arizona - 70 (-2)
T6. Rebecca Lee-Bentham, TEXAS - 71 (-1)
T6. Danielle Kang, Pepperdine - 71 (-1)
T8. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV - 72 (E)
T8. Ani Gulugian, UCLA - 72 (E)
T8. Kelsey Vines, BYU - 72 (E)
T8. Simone Hoey, Long Beach State - 72 (E)
Texas Individuals (through round one)
T31. Haley Stephens - 76 (+4)
T31. Madison Pressel - 76 (+4)
T57. Katelyn Sepmoree - 80 (+8)
83. Nicole Vandermade - 87 (+15)