Boyd Leads After Two Rounds At Juli Inkster; Huskies Fourth
FAIRFAX, Calif. – Led by Camille Boyd (-7), who sits in first place on the individual leaderboard, the Washington's women's golf team finished the first day of the Juli Inkster Invitational in fourth place among a 13-team field.
Washington shot a 292 in the first round and then a 288 to finish day one at the Meadow Club with a 4-over total of 580. The Huskies are just one stroke behind third-place San Francisco and two back of No. 1-ranked Stanford. Host school San Jose State leads the tournament, at 11-under.
"Overall, it was a solid day," explained UW head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "There were just a few too many unforced errors, especially later in the day.
"But I'm super excited for Camille," Mulflur continued. "She's been working hard and starting to see some good results. Excited for a better day tomorrow."
In her first round of the day, Boyd, a sophomore from Yorba Linda, Calif., carded six birdies and just one bogey to finish with a 5-under 67, placing her alone atop the leaderboard after the first 18 holes.
She began her second round on No. 5 and made bogey, double bogey and bogey over her first three holes. But, she quickly turned it around, making birdie on No. 8 and No. 9, before four straight birdies on holes 13 through 16. She made a bogey and birdie on her last two holes to briefly drop into a tie for first, then take sole possession right back.
Boyd heads into Tuesday's third and final round at 7-under for the tournament (67-70=137)
Stefanie Deng, the Huskies' top finisher at each of the last two spring tournaments, finished her day 3-over for the tournament, good for a tie for 27th. Junior Winnie Ng, competing in her first event of the spring, also finished round two in a tie for 27th, at 3-over.
Freshman Kennedy Knox cut eight strokes off of her first-round 79 to shoot a 1-under 71 in round two, placing her in a tie for 36th.
Fellow freshman Jenny Chang, who played in her first college event just last week, is tied for 53rd, at 11-over.