After the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the UCLA women’s golf team sits in 15th place. That’s due to the fact that, as a team, the Bruins shot a 23-over 315 yesterday, putting them 13 strokes behind Texas and Arkansas, which both tied for first yesterday.
Patty Tavatanakit was UCLA’s best golfer on day one when she shot a 2 over 75, which was good for 13th place. She is six strokes behind Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan who shot a 4-under 69. Just four competitors finished the first round under par.
Bethany Wu wrapped up the day tied for 39th overall with a 5-over 78 and Claire Legaspi was tied for 67th with a 7 -over 80. Mariel Galdiano and Phoebe Yu also struggled on day one. Galdiano finished with a 9-over 82 while Yu shot a 14-over 87.
The Bruins are back at it today with an 8:55 am PT tee time on hole 1. UCLA will need to play better today and tomorrow if they hope to advance to the match play portion of the competition. Only the top eight teams advance to match play. At the same time, the Bruins need to finish the first three rounds in the top 15 to avoid the cut before Monday’s fourth round.
Go Bruins!! Bring home 118!!!
UPDATE (7:30 pm PT, 5/18/2019): Second round play was suspended this morning before UCLA teed off for the day.
Play is set to resume on Sunday, 5/19/2019 at 8 am PT. The Bruins will be teeing off at that time. The Golfstat link in the sidebar will still have the Round Two’s stats.
Golf Channel coverage is set to begin at 1 pm PT.