Women’s, Men’s Golf Wraps Up Day One at the Blessings
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The UCLA women's and men's golf teams concluded day one at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational hosted at Blessings Golf Club on Monday.
The Bruin women are in eighth place out of 11 teams at 24-over 312. Sophomore Caroline Canales shot UCLA's best score of the day at 4-over 76 to put her tied for 15th.
Mississippi State sits in first place as the only team under par at 1-under 287. The Bulldogs' Julia Lopez Ramirez set a course record with a 7-under 65, leading the field by six strokes. She was one of just three golfers to finish round one under par.
Canales opened the front nine with a birdie on hole one but proceeded to bogey five out of the next six holes. In total, UCLA had five birdies in round one. Three of those birdies belonged to redshirt sophomore Alessia Nobilio who is tied for 26th at 5-over 77. Zoe Antoinette Campos, who parred 14 holes and bogeyed five, is tied with Nobilio.
Rounding out the Bruins' counting scores on day one was Ty Akabane with a 10-over 82. She is tied for 44th.
The UCLA women's golf team tees off for round two on hole one at 7:45 a.m. PT tomorrow.
The Bruin men are in ninth place out of 11 teams at 16-over 304. They are led by freshman Kyle An who is tied for 26th after a 3-over 75 in round one. An holed three birdies today.
Course host Arkansas is in first place at 4-under 284 with a two-stroke lead on Kansas. The Razorbacks have three golfers in the top 10. Jayhawk Gunnar Broin is the individual leader at 7-under 65.
Sophomores Pablo Ereño and Omar Morales are tied for 34th at 4-over. Ereño opened with a triple bogey on the first hole but settled down with four birdies throughout the remaining 17 holes.
Senior Mason Greene, UCLA's fourth counting score of the day, led the Bruins with five birdies on the day, but back-to-back double bogeys on the 11th and 12th holes and one more on the 14th put him up to 3-over after a 1-under 35 on the front nine. Greene finished at 5-over 77 in a tie for 41st.
The UCLA men's golf team tees off for round two on hole ten at 9 a.m. PT tomorrow.