May 18, 2011
BRYAN, Texas --- Behind a pair of 1-over-par outings by a pair of freshmen, the Texas A&M women’s golf team finished day one of the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship in sixth place at 7-over par and just six strokes off of the leader.
Freshmen Katerina Ruzickova and Natalie Reeves turned in their day one scorecards with identical rounds of 1-over 73. The scores were good enough to tie for 23rd place in the individual standings out of 24 teams.
While the tournament continues on Thursday at 8 a.m., the Aggies will begin teeing off at 1:36 p.m. from the first hole. A&M will be paired with Vanderbilt and Wake Forest for the second straight day.
A&M head coach Sarah Beth Davis and Susy Grunden finished with scores of 6-over and 2-over, respectively. Senior Sarah Zwartynski finished with a 3-over 75 on the day to complete the Aggies’ 5-member roster. Each of the five Aggie golfers had at least two birdies on the day, and the five combined for a total of 16 birdies.
“I’m very happy with our score, and I think the kids are happy with it because they know how much they fought at the turn,” McCombs said.
After the team’s first round score of 295, McCombs said she was pleased, and has some goals set for the tournament.
“We want to have a whole bunch of fun, that’s our main expectation,” McCombs said. “If I had to put a number on it, without the obvious choice of winning, and in this field at this stage, Top-5 would be awesome.”