Husky Women 1-Under After First Round In Vegas

Oct. 26, 2009

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LAS VEGAS - The Washington Husky women's golf team is fifth at 1-under 287 after the first round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Shootout and junior Anya Alvarez is fourth in the individual standings after shooting a 3-under-par 69 on Monday.

Washington is four strokes behind No. 19 Louisville (-5, 283) and three strokes behind Arizona and UC-Davis (-4, 284). Kent State is fourth (-3, 285), two strokes ahead of the Huskies.

For a second-consecutive year, Washington has made itself at home at the Boulder Creek Golf Club. The Huskies shot a 12-under 852 over three rounds last season, thanks largely to Alvarez's three-round Husky-record total of 13-under par 203.

Alvarez had to settle for a bogey-free round of 69 on Monday. She is two strokes behind co-leaders Alice Kim of UC-Davis and Kelli Shean of Arkansas.

'This course sets up really nice for her to reach all the par fives and she has done a nice job of taking advantage of that,' said Husky head coach Mary Lou Mulflur on Alvarez, ranked 12th in the latest individual ratings.'For her on this golf course, that (score of 69) is probably one of her highest scores.'

None of the other Huskies were under par on Monday, but junior Karinn Dickinson did shoot and even-par 72 and is tied for 22nd. Dickinson converted four birdies on the day and backed up a 1-over front nine, with a 1-under on the back.

Seniors Christina Yoon and Molly Aronsson are tied for 32nd at 1-over 73. Each had manic Mondays on the course that saw their scores fluctuate like the stock market.

Yoon came out of the gates with a triple bogey on the first hole of the day (No. 10), but fought her way back to even with birdies on three of the next five holes. She then bogeyed 16, followed by a birdie on 17 and made the turn all square.

On her second nine, she birdied No. 4 and was 1-under until she bogeyed No. 8 and No. 9 to finish 1-over.

'She had a little hiccup at the end, but I told her I was really proud of her for coming back,' said Mulflur of Yoon. 'After that triple, she played the rest of her round at 2-under par.'

Aronsson made the turn at 2-under, but went to even after double-bogeying No. 1. She would go on to card two more bogeys and a birdie to end her day at 1-over.

Sophomore Sadena Parks is tied for 52nd at 3-over 75. She bogeyed three of her first six holes, but notched pars on the final 12 holes.

Washington will tee off for Tuesday's second round on hole No. 1 starting at 8:10 a.m.

Husky Individual Results:
T4. Anya Alvarez, -3 (69)
T22. Karinn Dickinson, E (72)
T32. Christina Yoon, +1 (73)
T32. Molly Aronsson, +1 (73)
T52. Sadena Parks, +3 (75)

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