Texas Tech benefited from its knowledge of The Rawls Course on Monday as the Lady Raiders opened the NCAA Lubbock Regional in a tie for third place following an 8-over-par 296 first round.
Every team here wants to be in the top-6 when the event ends Wednesday so they can advance to the NCAA Championship finals.
USC, playing on this course for the first time since its 2008 NCAA title, is seeking its 20th straight trip to the NCAA final field while now riding an NCAA-record streak of even straight regional wins. The sophomore carded a total of five birdies on the day.
Brooklyn Hocker also finished in the top 20 in day one of the three-day NCAA Regional.
Johansson had a more hard second nine but finished at 6-over par and in a tie for 36th place, still within reach of the individual leaders.
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Ressler said he hopes to have a new general manager before the June 22 National Basketball Association draft and free agency. Told the Oubre-Olynyk fight, Stevens said, "I guess the bottom line is everybody has gotten past them all".
The 24th-ranked Central Missouri fired a 16-under 272 to grab the lead at the NCAA Central/Midwest Super Regional Monday evening at Awarii Dunes in Axtell. Huang birdied on holes 7, 9, 11 and 12 during the round.
Through 18 holes, Duke is tied sixth overall at nine-over-par, 297.
"Our first day is always the rough start so we're always trying to fight back the second and third day", Barker said. She's tied for 65th.
Maddie Szeryk led the Aggies with a 1-over 73 on the par 72 / 6,416 yard Scarlet Course, and is tied for fourth after the first round, three strokes behind tournament leader Marta Martin Garcia (-2) of Purdue. The Malaga, Spain, native was one of two Gamecocks to boast multiple birdies in the first round. After a double bogey, bogey start had him at three-over after two holes, Springer played the final 16 holes at eight-under par including six straight birdies to close out the front nine at three-under. Maria Torres and Taylor Tomlinson also sit inside the top-15, as they are tied for 12th at three-over (75). We're just going to have to be very patient and play tough the next few days. The round is her team-leading 10 in the 60s this season.
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