NORMAN, Okla. – The Texas A&M women’s golf team finished day one of the Schooner Fall Classic tied for ninth place Saturday afternoon. Senior Katerina Ruzickova’s two-under round placed second after 18 holes at the Belmar Golf Club.
“Kat displayed her All-American qualities out there today and it was a real pleasure to watch her get around this course,” Texas A&M women’s golf head coach Trelle McCombs said. “She made a commitment that she would be the toughest player on the course and I was very proud of how she handled herself.”
The Czech Republic native logged four birdies to offset two bogeys on the two-under 68 scorecard. Ruzickova ranked second on par 4s at one-under and tied for first on par 5s at two-under among the field.
The Cowgirls of Oklahoma State (293) and Sun Devils of Arizona State (293) shared the day-one lead in Norman trailed by LSU (295), Florida State (296), Kent State (298), Denver (298), Kentucky (300), TCU (301), A&M (303) and Texas State (303) to round out the top-10. Completing the scoreboard were SMU (306), Oklahoma (307), Pepperdine (309), Georgia (311) and Texas Tech (313).
“Conditions were very tough out there especially with the extremely difficult golf course layout,” McCombs said. “Today was all about who could be tougher on the course. I was proud of how Natalie battled, other than one hole she played a very solid round.”
Completing the A&M lineup were senior Natalie Reeves (+5 t25), freshman Bianca Fabrizio (+9 t55), freshman Andrea Jonama (+11 t66) and senior Chelsea Mocio (+12 t70). As a team the Aggies tallied 10 birdies on the day.
Play will resume Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. (CT) with the Aggies teeing off on hole 10, paired with SMU and host-Oklahoma.
Live results are available online at birdiefire.com.