Dawgs in Ninth After Day One of Pac-12 Championships
STANFORD, Calif. – The University of Washington Women's golf team opened up the 2021 Pac-12 Golf Championships on Friday posting a 19-over 303, which is currently ninth after the first 18 at the par-71, 6, 269-yard Stanford Golf Course. The Huskies were led by freshman Stefanie Deng who is tied for 18th at 3-over 74.
"It was a tough day for us after we had a fairly good start to the round," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "Our inability to recover from a bogey or more is what is really hurting us right now. We need to be much tougher recovering from adversity."
Deng had a strong start to her first nine even after opening her with a bogey on her first hole. She followed by going 2-under over her next eight to make the turn at 1-under. After a par on her 10th hole, Deng had four-straight bogey's pushing her back to 3-over. She stayed even par to close the day giving her the 3-over 74, tying for 18th.
Freshman Camille Boyd, also competing in her first Pac-12 Championship is right behind her at 4-over 75, which is tied for 24th. Like Deng, her first nine featured a bogey right out of the gates but she bounced back by going 1-under thanks to two birdies with no errors to turn at 1-under. In the afternoon, she added three more bogeys and a double to finish at 4-over.
Senior Rino Sasaki and sophomore Brittany Kwon are each tied for 32nd at 6-over 77. Sasaki's round was clean outside of her six bogeys while Kwon's day was a little more up and down. She opened with a birdie and then added a double and two bogeys on her first nine. She got her score back to 2-over on her 12th hole of the day but four more bogeys would follow to close out the round. Junior Martha Lewis rounded out UW's lineup as she is tied for 49th at 12-over 82.
The second round of the Pac-12 Championships tee off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday with the Dawgs paired alongside Oregon State starting on hole 10 at the Stanford Golf Course.