Oregon leads after first day of Pac-12 Championships
BOULDER, Colo. – The 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championships got underway at Boulder Country Club Monday. At the end of the first round, OREGON maintains the lead with a team score of even par (284).
The Ducks, ranked No. 28 nationally, bested six teams ranked ahead of them and topped No. 16 STANFORD (2-over par 286) by two strokes and No. 3 UCLA (287) by three. No. 7 WASHINGTON (289) and No. 6 ARIZONA (292) round out the top five while top-ranked USC (293) is in sixth place.
“Obviously Caroline [Ingils] had a great day and it’s fun to see her trust her game,” Oregon coach Ria Scott said. “After the practice round yesterday, she told me she just loved this golf course, and when you love a course, it makes it mentally a lot more fun. As a team, I think a couple of our players still left a few shots out there, so we’ll see what we can do.”
Oregon also had the day’s individual leader in Ingils, who shot her first career 67, finishing the first round at 4-under par. She ended her round with five birdies and just one bogey on the Par 71, 6,407 yard course. It was her fourth round in the 60s this year, and it’s the 14th round she’s had at or below par. Currently with a 72.62 scoring average, she’s on pace to break the Oregon season record for stroke average.
“Today I really putted well, I made a lot of putts over 15 feet,” Ingils said. “I made some long ones on the front and hit it closer had a few birdies on the back. It wasn’t an extraordinary ball-striking day, but my putting was really good.”
ARIZONA STATE’s Noemi Jimenez is two strokes back in second place with a 2-under par 69 and then the field gets tight. There are six players tied at 1-under par 70 and the difference from third to 32nd place is just seven strokes.
In a six-way tie for third at 1-under, there were Stanford’s Casey Danielson and Mariah Stackhouse; UCLA’s Bronte Law, Louise Ridderstrom and Erynne Lee; and Oregon State’s Anica Yoo.
Tuesday’s second round has been delayed by an hour due to impending frost. The round will begin at 9 a.m. PT/10 a.m. MT. The temperatures overnight are expected to dip into the mid 30s but will rise to the mid 60s by the middle of the round.
Day One Team Results:
1. Oregon – 284 (E)
2. Stanford – 286 (+2)
3. UCLA – 287 (+3)
4. Washington – 289 (+5)
5. Arizona – 292 (+8)
6. USC – 293 (+9)
7. Oregon State – 294 (+10)
8. Colorado – 296 (+12)
9. California – 297 (+13)
10. Washington State – 299 (+15)
11. Arizona State – 304 (+20)
Day One Individual Leaders:
1. Caroline Inglis, Oregon – 67 (-4)
2. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State – 69 (-2)
T3. Casey Danielson, Stanford – 70 (-1)
T3. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford – 70 (-1)
T3. Bronte Law, UCLA – 70 (-1)
T3. Louise Ridderstrom, UCLA – 70 (-1)
T3. Erynne Lee, UCLA – 70 (-1)
T3. Anica Yoo, Oregon State – 70 (-1)
T9. Kristen Rue, WSU – 71 (E)
T9. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon – 71 (E)