The Lady Mocs topped No. 18 UC Irvine (320) by four shots and
No. 10 North Carolina is the leader in the clubhouse at 11-over par 299. The Tar Heels leads No. 17 Michigan State (307) by eight and No. 11 Duke (308) by nine.
The Lady Mocs just could not get putts to fall on the day shooting 21-over par on the frontside.
“The rough is high so we worked hard yesterday in the practice round on hitting our drives in the fairways off the tee and then went straight to the green to focus on putting,” said Head Coach Colette Murray. “We played well off the tee today, but our putting was off.”
Southern Conference Freshman of the Year Maria Salinas led
Last year’s SoCon Freshman of the Year and NCAA individual qualifier Emma de Groot got off to a slow start playing her first nine at five-over par. She righted the ship and finished at 79 (+7). She had 11 pars to go with seven bogeys.
Also coming in at 79 was Moa Duf. She had the team’s other birdie on the 158-yard, par three fourth hole, also birdied by
The Lady Mocs tee off No. 1 tomorrow at 12:50 p.m. with Wolf leading off.
The early tee times of the afternoon wave are just making the turn at the time of this release. Please click on the “Leaderboards” link at the top for the latest scores.
No. 10 (Par 4, 355): -1 (Salinas Birdie)
No. 17 (Par 5, 454): -1 (Salinas Birdie)
No. 14 (Par 4, 330): E (Five Pars)
No. 9 (Par 4, 385): E (Four Pars)
No. 3 (Par 5, 492): E (Four Pars)
No. 15 (Par 3, 180): E (Four Pars)