Women's Golf NCAA ACCtion: Thursday, May 7
May 7, 2009
Cavaliers in 5th Place after First Round of East Regional
The top eight teams from the 21-team regional will advance to the NCAA Championships. Virginia is the top-seeded team in the regional field.
Neuhauser is in 14th place following the first round. She used three birdies over the final eight holes to pull back to 1-over after finishing the first 10 holes at 4-over. Calle Nielson shot 72 and is in 21st place while Lene Krog carded a 73 and is 23rd. Joy Kim shot 74 and is 34th place while Kristen Simpson is 67th with a 77.
Sheary, Hill Lead Wake Forest On Day One Of Central Regional
As a team, the Demon Deacons find themselves in fifth place after an opening round 298.
Sheary, who last time out won the ACC Individual crown, carded her seventh under-par round of the season on Thursday, shooting a 2-under 70. She started the day with two bogies and two birdies on her opening nine to turn in even-par.
Tar Heels Open NCAA Regional in Sixth Place
Freshman Catherine O'Donnell leads the Tar Heels by firing a one-under 69. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., native shot consistently even all day with a couple of birdies and bogeys canceling out. O'Donnell earned the one-under in her last three holes and is tied for third place with seven other players.
Senior Lauren Hunt bogeyed her last hole of the day to finish three over par. Hunt, of Little River, S.C., is tied for 24th. Freshman Allie White, of Lancaster, Ohio, is right behind Hunt in the Tar Heel line-up with a four-over 74 on the day. White is tied at 37th place. Senior Sydney Crane fired five-over par to tie in 47th place. Crane, of Jamestown, N.C., had been as close as one over par, but she quadruple bogeyed her last hole to end the day. Murwillumbah, Australia, native Kate Thomas shot a 76 to finish the day tied at 58th.
Lee Leads Blue Devils On Day One Of NCAA East Regionals
Lee turned in a one-over-par, 71, in round one at the NCAA East Regional and is tied for 14th heading into day two. As a team, Duke opened the round on hole 10 and Lee registered six straight pars to start her day. A product of Henderson, Nev., Lee closed her first nine holes with a bogey on No. 16, par on No. 17 and rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 380-yard, par four 18th hole to make the turn at even-par, 35.
On the final nine holes, Lee could not get up and down on No. 1 for a bogey, but came back to stick her approach shot within two feet to move back to even par. A four-time All-ACC selection, Lee suffered a rare bogey on a par five (No. 3), but rang off six consecutive pars to finish with a 71. Lee was solid all day around the green making key up-and-downs to save par. For the round, she hit 12 greens, 13 fairways and had 30 putts.
Westrup Leads Seminole Women's Golf Team In First Round Of NCAA East Regional Championship
Westrup, who is looking to earn her way into the NCAA championship finals for the fourth time in her career, needs to finish as one of the top two individuals not on one of the top eight teams to advance as an individual entrant into the championship finals. She is currently tie for seventh among the top individuals whose teams are not in the top eight in the team standings after the first round.
East Carolina, which is ranked 37th in the GolfStat Cup Standings, is in first place in the team standings and holds a one stroke lead over No. 6 ranked Alabama. The Pirates finished the first round at three strokes over par and are the highest placing of the 16 teams who are ranked in the top 50 in nation currently playing in the East Regional championship. The highest ranked team in the event - No. 3 Virginia - is in fifth place in the team standings. East Carolina teammates Abby Bools and Ana Maria Puche are tied for first in the individual standings with identical scores of two under par 70.
NC State Women's Golf Tied for 16th at NCAA Regional
Freshman Meghan Chapman led the Wolfpack with a four-over 76 and is tied for 30th, while senior Lauren Doughtie is a shot back in a tie for 47th at five-over 77.
Junior Emily Street (+6) is tied for 58th, while classmate Kathleen Strandberg is tied for 85th after shooting an 81.
Hollandsworth is Six-Over After First Day of NCAAs
Hollandsworth, who led the Terrapins at every event they played this spring and earned a fifth place finish at the Panther Intercollegiate, shot a 76 in the first round, sitting tied for 75th overall. She is eight strokes off the pace, set by Abby Bools and Ana Maria Puche of East Carolina.
Hollandsworth tees off at 11:40 a.m. tomorrow for round two.