PALOS VERDES, Calif. — In her first round with the Oklahoma State women’s golf team, Han-Hsuan Yu carded a 2-over 73 to finish the opening round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in a tie for 11th place.
One of three Cowgirls playing in their first collegiate events, Yu posted 12 straight holes of bogey-free golf to end spring semester’s opening round just a stroke away from the top 10.
Overall, the Cowgirls ended the day at 21-over 305, which puts them in 10th place and only six strokes behind Southern California and Ohio State for third place. UCLA leads the field after day one with a score of 7-over 291.
Fellow newcomer Lianna Bailey, the freshman who spent three years after high school playing in amateur circuits around Europe, finished in a tie for 40th after a 6-over 77. She recorded nine pars and two birdies on the day.
The other newcomer, freshman Sara Camarena, will enter Monday’s second round after posting 10-over 81.
The lone Cowgirl senior, Chih-Min Chen, was just two strokes behind Yu with a 4-over 75. She had eight pars and two birdies and is currently tied for 17th.
Sophomore Emma Whitaker is tied for 67th and posted a 9-over 80.
The Cowgirls will continue play at the Palos Verdes Golf Club on Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. Central. You can follow all the action at golfstat.com.
- UCLA (+7) 291
- Stanford (+11) 295
- Oklahoma State (+21) 305
T1. Agathe Laisne, Texas (-2) 69
T1. Letizia Bagnoli, Wake Forest (-2) 69
- Andrea Lee, Stanford (-1) 70
T4. Bethany Wu, UCLA (E) 71
T4. Clare Legaspi, UCLA (E) 71
T11. Han-Hsuan Yu (+2) 73
T17. Chih-Min Chen (+4) 75
T40. Lianna Bailey (+6) 77
T68. Emma Whitaker (+9) 80
T75. Sara Camarena (+10) 81