OSU women open season in Palos Verdes

PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team opened play at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Sunday with a 292 total to stand alone in sixth place at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

With their 8-over score, the Cowgirls came in a shot behind Florida for fifth place and three strokes behind Duke for fourth. Baylor was the lone squad to break par on the day, carding a 3-under 281 at the par-71, 6,017-yard layout, to lead by four.

Four players shared the individual lead after the first round with Southern California’s Amy Lee, Washington’s Ying Luo, Baylor’s Laura Lonardi and UCLA’s Bronte Law carding 3-under 68s.

OSU was led by Linnea Johansson, who opened with a 70 to finish the day in a tie for seventh place. Opening on the back nine, the sophomore carded a bogey at the 12th before posting birdies at the 17th and 18th to turn at 1-under 35. After moving back to level par with a bogey at the second, Johansson tallied her third birdie of the day at the third before closing her round with six consecutive pars.

Freshmen Maddie McCrary and Kenzie Neisen each posted 73s to come in tied for 18th place.

Making her Cowgirl debut, freshman Emma Broze signed for a 76 to stand in a tie for 43rd, while freshman Alexis Sadeghy’s 78 tied her for 68th place.

OSU will get its second round underway tomorrow at 9:12 a.m. (PST) and will be grouped with Florida, Arizona and Wake Forest.O

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