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Aggies Tied for 16th After First Round

May 20, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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TULSA, Oklahoma – The Texas A&M women’s golf team was one of the first teams on the course at the NCAA Championships at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. posting a 25-over and tying for 16th the opening 18 holes of action. The field encountered windy conditions throughout the day, gusting over 30-mph at times, on the par 70, 6,194 yard championship course.

No. 7 Oklahoma took the day one lead at eight over par, with No. 2 UCLA just three strokes behind. Joining the Sooners and Bruins in the top-10 are No. 3 Duke, No. 1 Southern Cal, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 25 Cal, No. 11 Arizona, No. 6 Washington, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 4 Stanford. Completing the leaderboard are No. 4 South Carolina, No. 27 Mississippi State, No. 31 Tulane, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 18 Virginia, No. 10 Alabama, No. 21 Florida, No. 30 Texas A&M, No. 45 Campbell, No. 20 Michigan State, No. 15 Northwestern, No. 24 Iowa State, No. 17 NC State and No. 29 Kansas.

“The conditions were really tough out there today and I think the team is exhausted both physically and mentally,” Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. “We had to fight and keep in the round the whole day today, it was a real battle.”

Leading the charge for the maroon and white was All-SEC freshman team member Marijosse Navarro at three-over par in a tie for 22nd. The Mexico City native tallied 16 pars on the day including a par on each of her first nine holes on the day. Seniors Katerina Ruzickova and Natalie Reeves are tied for 70th at seven over after day one. Fellow senior Chelsea Mocio is just a stroke behind her classmates at eight over in a tie for 79th. Completing the A&M lineup is freshman Andrea Jonama at 10-over in a tie for 102nd.

“MJ was steady all day today and that is really all you can say about her round today,” McCombs said. “She probably is not really happy with her round today because she know she can play better, but she has to remember that on this course in these conditions par is a good score on every hole.

The championship resumes at 7:30 a.m. while the Aggies will return to the course at 11:50 a.m. alongside Tulane and Arizona golfers. Live scoring can be found at golfstat.com. Follow @AggieWomensGolf for updates during the round on Twitter.

 

2014 NCAA Championships

Place

Team

Score

To Par

1

7

Oklahoma

288

+8

2

2

UCLA

291

+11

T3

3

Duke

293

+13

T3

1

Southern California

293

+13

T3

5

Arizona State

293

+13

6

25

California

296

+16

7

11

Arizona

298

+18

T8

6

Washington

299

+19

T8

22

Ohio State

299

+19

10

12

Stanford

300

+20

11

4

South Carolina

301

+21

12

27

Miss. State

302

+22

T13

31

Tulane

303

+23

T13

8

Vanderbilt

303

+23

T13

18

Virginia

303

+23

T16

10

Alabama

305

+25

T16

21

Florida

305

+25

T16

30

Texas A&M

305

+25

T16

45

Campbell

305

+25

T16

20

Michigan State

305

+25

T16

15

Northwestern

305

+25

22

24

Iowa State

306

+26

23

17

NC State

307

+27

24

29

Kansas

313

+33


Texas A&M Individuals

Place

Player

Score

To Par

22

Marijosse Navarro

73

+3

T70

Katerina Ruzickova

77

+7

T70

Natalie Reeves

77

+7

T79

Chelsea Mocio

78

+8

T102

Andrea Jonama

80

+10

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