Razorbacks break record, take big lead at NCAA regional
- Author: Leroy Wright May 11, 2018,
May 11, 2018, 1:54
The top six teams from each regional move on the National Finals.
The University of Denver women's golf team opened up the NCAA Regional on Monday, posting a 9-over 297 at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course. "The girls proved today that they can go toe-to-toe with anybody".
"We just wanted to come here and win the tournament", Tavatanakit said. "So, yeah, I guess that met my expectations". She shot back-to-back birdies on the back nine, but bogeyed two of the final three holes to finish in a tie for 33rd with a score of 1-over 73. The Cavan, Ireland, native's success Tuesday was arrived at through solid ball striking. Carlsen played the Par 5's -4 for the tournament to rank second among the Pack, while his 30 pars were a team best. Her two on the par-3 sixteenth hole started a string of three straight birdies to end the day. "They were clutch in the playoff and it was a total team effort". "It feels really good, because now this is really good momentum going into nationals next week".
"Right now it's shock, because I didn't play great so it was a very stressful round".
Gillman tied for fourth at 10-under par, while junior Cheyenne Knight tied for ninth at -7. Bose's 69 was the top round of the day for the Hokies and the team's best individual round this week in Austin. Like Martin, she made bogey on No. 10 to start the day and recovered with birdies on No. 16 and No. 18.
Oregon State's Nicole Schroeder earned individual medalist honors and advanced to the NCAA Championships after posting a three-round 10-under par 206. There she hit her approach, another pitching wedge, over the green, leaving herself a chip to a surface that sloped downhill.
"This group has done a nice job of showing improvement over the last few tournaments of the season and they shot some of our lowest scores of the season when we needed them the most", Lewellen said.
Moberly got off to a scorching start to round two.
One stroke behind Els and finishing in a tie for 31st was junior Karissa Guthrie (Pierre, S.D./T.F.Riggs).
Monday-Wednesday, UT Golf Club.
Baylor has secured one of 24 spots in the 2018 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, which runs May 18-23 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. Teams will play four rounds of stroke play to narrow the field to the eight teams that will square off in match play to determine the national champion.
Baylor held pretty steady over the course of the three-day regional tournament.