The UCLA Women's Golf team finished the first round of the NCAA Championships at the Eugene Country Club with a 2 under 286 and they are only two strokes behind Oklahoma State for the team lead.
Senior Louise Ridderström shot a first round 69 to tie for third individually while Junior Bronte Law finished the day two strokes behind Ridderström. Law is tied for 19th place.
Freshmen Lilia Vu and Bethany Wu are both tied for 39th with a pair of 1 over 73's. Junior Hadas Libman posted a non-team scoring 6-over 78 which tied her for 111th.
This year marks the second in a row under the new format, which features four rounds of stroke play and three rounds of match play to determine the national champion. The 24-team field will face 18 holes of stroke play yesterday, today and tomorrow before the field is trimmed to 15. Then on Monday, the top eight teams from those 15 will advance to the match-play portion. Play on Tuesday will feature the match-play quarterfinals in the morning and the semifinals in the afternoon, with the last two teams standing squaring off for the NCAA Championship on Wednesday afternoon.
Round two starts this morning at 7:30 a.m. The Bruins will start off the first tee in the order of Libman, Wu, Vu, Law and Ridderström. You can follow along with live scoring of the tournament for the second round.