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Freshman Hsieh Leads UW At Stanford Intercollegiate

Oct 15, 2021

STANFORD -- Washington women's golf freshman Jamie Hsieh turned in the best round of her young career to lead the Huskies during first-round action at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Friday. Hsieh shot a 1-under 70 at Stanford Golf Course and sits tied for 11th after the completion of 18 holes.

The Huskies are ninth out of 18 teams with rounds still to be played on Saturday and Sunday.

"We scuffled a little over the last two to three holes, but I feel like we're right there," Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur said. "We are looking forward to tomorrow."

UW settled for a first round total of 8-over 292 after counting five bogeys and a double down the stretch. Host Stanford leads the field at -11. Arizona State and USC are tied for second at -2. San Jose State is the only other team under par at -1.

Hsieh started off her day with a birdie on the par-5 opening hole and made the turn at +1 after a pair of bogeys. But the freshman steadied herself and opened her back nine with a birdie. She would go bogey-free over the final nine holes and added another birdie on No. 16.  

"It was nice to see Jamie finish off her round well," Mulflur said. "It's been a little bit of a struggle coming in for her, so that was good to see."

Rose Zhang of Stanford leads the tournament after a first round 6-under 65. Four players are tied for second at -3 and five players are at -2. Hsieh is among eight players who shot 1-under 70.

Stefanie Deng is second among Huskies after shooting a 1-over 72. She went on a stretch of three birdies over four holes on holes 13-16, but finished with back-to-back bogeys to end day one tied for 25th.

"It was nice to see Stef back in the lineup and get some birdies on the card," Mulflur said.

Camille Boyd and Kennedy Knox both shot 4-over 75 and are tied for 51st. 

Brittany Kwon shot an opening round 80 and is tied for 79th.