Women's Golf tied for 10th place after first round of NCAA Central Regional Championship
May 5, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Sophomores Madison Pressel and Haley Stephens buoyed the Texas Women’s Golf team in the first round of NCAA Central Regional Championship action with 2-over-par scores of 74 at the Warren Golf Course Thursday morning. The Longhorns are tied for 10th place at 18-over 306 and trail first-round leader UCLA (291, +3) by 15 strokes.
The top-eight team finishers and top-two individuals not playing on the eight qualifying teams will earn bids to compete at the 2011 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship from May 18-21 at the Traditions Club in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M.
Pressel, the 2011 Big 12 Championship individual medalist, rebounded from a 3-over scorecard on the back nine with a pair of birdies on the first and second holes – her 10th and 11th of the day – and a bogey on eight to finish at 2-over. Stephens notched three birdies to her five bogeys to match Pressel’s opening-round score. The duo is tied for 15th place.
Junior Nicole Vandermade carded a 5-over 77 and is tied for 43rd place, while sophomore Katelyn Sepmoree is tied for 94th at 9-over. Freshman Rebecca Lee-Bentham rounds out the UT contingent at 15-over 87 and in 124th place.
The Longhorns were set to have an 8:06 a.m. Central tee time, but due to frost on the course were delayed for 75 minutes this morning.
UCLA is currently in first place at 291 (+3) and the Bruins’ Ani Gulugian is in a tie for first place with Notre Dame’s Nicole Zhang. Following the Bruins is LSU (295, +7) in second place and host Notre Dame (298, +10) in third place.
The Longhorns will take to the course again Friday, this time teeing off the first hole beginning at 12:26 p.m. CT. Texas will be paired alongside Arkansas and Wake Forest for the second-consecutive day. Pairings will be refigured by team standings after 36 holes for Saturday's final round.
Team standings (through round one)
Top-10 individuals (through round one)