Round 1 recap: USC tied for 1st at NCAA women's golf championships
USC is in a tie for first and three other Pac-12 schools are in the top 10 after the first of four rounds at the NCAA women's golf championships. Play at the University of Georgia Golf Course continues Wednesday and concludes Friday.
— UCLA Women's Golf (@uclawomensgolf) May 21, 2013
More than four hours later, UCLA had registered a 1-over 289 as a team. Another four-plus hours after that, the Bruins learned that score was good for a tie for fifth with Purdue after 18 holes. No major ups and downs for the four golfers whose scores counted towards the team tally; just consistency across the board -- +1, -1, +1, E. The Bruins' lone under-par golfer was 2012 First-Team All-American Erynne Lee, who went 3-under on the last 14 holes after a couple of early bogeys. UCLA had to finish strong in the East Regional just to get to the NCAA championships, which usually isn't a problem for a group that has been to golf's grandest stage 12 years running now and won the natty in most recently in 2011, but it looks like playing well under pressure in the regional stage has benefited the Bru Cru thus far.
— Stanford W Golf (@StanfordWGolf) May 21, 2013
She didn't quite keep that pace, bogeying a couple of times to fall to -1, but she is one of 19 golfers to finish with a red number (she currently shares sixth with 13 others). Joining her at 71 was Lauren Kim, who had two birdies and zero bogeys on the back nine, while Mariah Stackhouse stayed even Steven after 18. Going forward, Stanford will hope to get a better round out of Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year Sally Watson, who shot 4-over Tuesday.
— Doug Tammaro (@DougTammaro) May 21, 2013
The institution that is Doug Tammaro is a great follow on Twitter.
— Oregon Women's Golf (@OregonWGolf) May 21, 2013
Still plenty of holes left for the Quacks to get back in this thing.