Sund Fires Career-Best Score To Lead Beavers At NCAA Regionals
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Madde Sund fired a career-best 1-under 71 to lead the Oregon State women's golf team in the first round of the NCAA Franklin Regional on Monday.
The Beavers finished the opening round with a 5-over 293 at the par-72, 6,450-yard Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course and are tied for sixth place in the 12-team field.
The top four teams after Wednesday's final round will advance to the NCAA National Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz. Duke (1-under 287), Alabama (1-under 287), Vanderbilt (even-par 288) and Texas A&M (1-over 289) hold the top four spots through the first 18 holes.
The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 6 a.m. PT (8 a.m. CT) on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com. Oregon State will start on the 10th hole at 6 a.m. PT (8 a.m. CT) and be paired with Boston University and BYU.
Sund, a redshirt freshman, was steady throughout the first round with two birdies, 15 pars and only one bogey for her 1-under 71 that has her in in a tie for sixth place. Her previous best score came in her first collegiate tournament, an even-par 72 at the Dick McGuire Invitational this past September.
She started on the 10th hole and birdied the par-5, 547-yard 14th hole and ended her day with another birdie on the par-4, 409-yard ninth hole.
Chayse Gomez continued her consistent play with an even-par 72 and is tied for 11th place. After posting a 2-over 38 on her first nine holes, she caught fire after the turn with birdies on the par-4 first, par-4 second and par-5 fourth holes.
Ellie Slama was 2 over through her first nine holes but played the second nine at 1 under to finish the round with a 1-over 73 and move into a tie for 19th place. The All-Pac-12 golfer birdied the par-5 fourth and par-4 17th holes and added 14 pars.
Kelsey Webster, who led the Beavers at the Pac-12 Championship, shot a 5-over 77 and Issy Taylor finished the day with a 7-over 79.
Polly Mack of Alabama was 3 over through the first two holes but finished the day with 10 birdies, including seven straight to end the round, and leads the field with a 7-under 65.
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