No. 1 Stanford, USC's Navarrossa lead after Day 1 of 2022 Pac-12 Women's Golf Championships
EUGENE, Ore. - No. 1 nationally ranked STANFORD managed the wet, windy conditions the best with a 2-over-par 290 in the opening round of the 2022 Pac-12 Women's Golf Championships at Eugene Country Club on Monday.
USC sophomore Brianna Navarrossa delivered the best round of the day at 2-under 70 - one of only four players in red numbers on the par-72, 6,267-yard layout along with WASHINGTON sophomore Stefanie Deng, ARIZONA STATE senior Alessandra Fanali and Stanford freshman Rose Zhang all at 1-under 71.
The top-ranked Cardinal, which is seeking its first Conference title since 2014, landed its four first-round scorers in the top-15 to seize an early two-shot advantage over two-time defending champion No. 9 USC (4-over 292). No. 7 ARIZONA STATE (6-over 294), No. 39 WASHINGTON (6-over 294) and host No. 2 OREGON (7-over 295) round out the top 5.
Tee times were moved up an hour to 8:00 a.m. PT to avoid afternoon downpours - which proved prescient as heavy rain arrived shortly after the conclusion of play - but persistent rain and wind gusts plagued the opening 18 holes to the tune of a 75.7 field scoring average.
Rain is forecasted for the remainder of the tournament, with play resuming for Tuesday's second round off split tees at 9:00 a.m. PT.
Daily highlights will be featured across Pac-12 Network, Pac-12.com and Pac-12 social media channels, culminating with a special half-hour recap on Pac-12 Network on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. PT.