AUSTIN, Texas – No. 41 BYU women’s golf ties for sixth place after the first round of the 2018 NCAA Austin Regionals Monday afternoon at the University of Texas Golf Club.
“We had a strong start and let some holes go towards the end,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “If we clean up a little bit, we will be in good shape. We did what we needed to do today, but we need to do better tomorrow.”
The Cougars fired a team score of 291 (+3) to tie with No. 14 Florida. BYU sits three strokes behind No. 35 Baylor and Virginia Tech while being one stroke ahead of No. 19 Auburn. In the lead, No. 8 Texas holds all team at (-7).
In the first round, Kendra Dalton and Rose Huang both carded a 71 (-1) tying for 15th, only four strokes behind the leader. Dalton, birdied holes four and five, while Huang birdied on the par-5 fifth hole and the par-3 12th hole.
Naomi Soifua finished tied for 42nd, carding a 74 (+2) on day one. Like her teammates, Soifua birdied the par-5 fifth hole and the par-3 12th hole.
Annie Yang finished one stroke behind Soifua carding a 75 (+3) tying for 47th. Yang birdied on three holes in the first round, 1, 5 and 12.
Anna Kennedy rounded out the scoring for the Cougars, a stroke behind Yang. She finished the day tied for 55th carding a 76 (+4).
The BYU women’s golf team will continue in the second round of play Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. CDT in the 2018 NCAA Austin Regional. Live scoring can be found on the BYU women’s schedule page.
2018 NCAA Austin Regional - May 7, 2018
The University of Texas Golf Club
|1||No. 8 Texas||281||281||-7|
|2||No. 3 Arkansas||284||284||-4|
|3||No. 11 Michigan State||285||285||-3|
|T4||No. 35 Baylor||288||288||E|
|T6||No. 41 BYU||291||291||+3|
|T6||No. 14 Florida||291||291||+3|
|8||No. 18 Auburn||292||292||+4|
|9||No. 38 Texas A&M||295||295||+7|
|T10||No. 30 Miami||298||298|
|T12||No. 21 Oklahoma||299||299||+11|
|T12||No. 48 East Carolina||299||299||+11|
|T14||No. Texas Tech||300||300||+12|
|T14||No. 25 Houston||300||300||+12|