Day 1 recap: USC 2nd, UCLA and Oregon 4th in NCAA women's golf regionals
Three Pac-12 teams are in the top five of their respective 24-team groups after the first day of the NCAA women's golf regionals. USC is currently in second place and Oregon is in fourth in the West regional at Stanford Golf Course, while UCLA also finished fourth in its Thursday round in the East regional at Auburn University Golf Club. The top-8 teams and top-2 individuals from each regional will qualify for the NCAA women's golf championships, which will be held May 21-24 in Athens, Ga. Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how each of the eight Pac-12 schools participating in regional action fared on the first day.
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Two Pac-12 squads are golfing in the Central Regional, and Arizona State (292, +4) currently finds itself two strokes ahead of Washington (294, +6) after 18 holes. In the grand scheme of things, the Sun Devils are in a four-way tie for seventh, which is just about on pace to reach the NCAA Championships in Georgia later this month. Washington has a little more work cut out for itself, residing in a tie for 12th but just two strokes out of the top 8.
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Regional play continues tomorrow and concludes Saturday. Check back here at the Pac-12 Post for more day recaps as the action progresses.