Angela King Underway At NCAA Championships
May 20, 2008
Albuquerque, N.M.- Angela King opened the first round of the NCAA Championships on Tuesday with a round of 3-over-par 75 from the UNM Championships Golf Course. King is the only Stanford golfer competing as she qualified as an individual at the NCAA West Regional.
Playing in the first group of the day King made two birdies, three bogies, and a double-bogey. She currently sits in a tie for 53rd. King trails the leader Nannette Hill of Wake Forest who shot a course record 5-under-par round of 67.
The Cardinal as a team are absent from the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1988. However, King is representing Stanford having placed 11th at the NCAA West Regional to clinch one of the two at-large bids to the NCAA's.
Last season as a freshman, King finished tied for 60th at the NCAA Championships. She has a 76.2 scoring average this season and had a top finish at the Peg Barnard Invitational hosted by Stanford where she finished second.
USC leads the team competition after one day by firing a 4-under-par 284. They hold a five-stroke lead over Auburn and UCLA who shot 1-over-par rounds of 289 on Tuesday.
King will be back on the course tomorrow for the second round of the NCAA's. The four-round tournament concludes Friday, May 23.