Aronsson, Alavez Lead Husky Charge At Stanford Intercollegiate

Oct. 16, 2009

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STANFORD, Calif. - Senior Molly Aronsson shot a career-best 2-under 69 on Friday and the Washington Husky women's golf team are fifth after the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate.

Aronsson surpassed her previous best round of 70 and finds herself tied for eighth out of 81 competitors at the Stanford Golf Course. The Shelbourne, Vt. native had three birdies on the day and one bogey.

'I'm really excited for Molly,' said Husky head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'She's been under par before for us, but never under 70. It was really exciting to see her come down the stretch, know where she was at and then watch her finish it off.'

In a competitive field that includes 15 teams, Mulflur is pleased that her Huskies are 1-over as a team an in the thick of things. Defending national champions Arizona State leads everybody at 15-under par, followed by UCLA (-7), Texas (-5) and Arizona (E).

'It was a really balanced day for us,' said Mulflur. 'Everybody stepped up for us and contributed. We had a little hiccup here and there, but overall, everyone hung together.'

Junior Anya Alvarez was the other Husky in the red, carding a 1-under 70. She struggled with her putter early, but found her groove late, carding birdies on No. 16 and 18. She is currently tied for 11th.

Texas' Madison Pressel leads the field at 6-under 65.

Sophomore Darcie Richmond is the Huskies next highest scorer in 24th-place after carding a 1-over 72. She finished her front nine at 1-under, but had three bogeys over the final nine holes.

Sophomore Sadena Parks is 3-over, while red-shirt freshman Brittany Tallman is 14-over.

The Huskies will start their second round at 9:15 a.m. tomorrow.

Husky Finishers:
T8. Molly Aronsson, -2 (69)
T11. Anya Alvarez, -1 (70)
T24. Darcie Richmond, +1 (72)
T43. Sadena Parks, +3 (74)
80. Brittany Tallman, +14 (85)

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