AMARILLO, Texas - The West Texas A&M women's golf team sits tied for seventh place after the first day of competition at the NCAA West Regional in Amarillo, Texas.
The Lady Buffs shot a first-round score of 323 over the par 72, 6,072-yard course at Tascosa Csountry Club. WT is 13 strokes shy of team leader Tarleton State.
"Our ladies struggled on our first nine holes, but they played well on our second nine, said WT head coach, Meredith Jameson. "Overall, I am optimistic about our chances because we are only nine strokes out of second place. Hopefully we can make up some strokes during both of the next two rounds."
Tarleton State finished with a 22-over par 310 for the early advantage. Sonoma State, Cal State-Monterey Bay, and Angelo State all sit tied for second place with a 314. St. Edward's shot 319 to place fifth.
Leading the Lady Buffs is Eva Rogers (Jr., Rockledge, Fla.), who is four-over, having shot a 76 and tied for fifth. She is followed by Whitney Osborne (Sr., Amarillo, Texas), who is tied for 22nd after carding an 81.
Sara Coe (So., Amarillo, Texas) and Hammerli Sriyai (So., Bangkok, Thailand) are tied for 36th after shooting a first-day total of 83. Mollie Peterson (Sr., Texico, N.M.) finished tied for 39th after carding a round of 84.
Individually, Sonoma State's Spencer Heller, Western Washington's Katie Sharp and CSU-MB's Darcy Lake are all tied atop the leader board with a two-over 74.
Monday's first pairings are set to tee off at 8:30 a.m. CDT.