Cowgirl newcomer Yu shines in first round of spring season

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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


Team Leaderboard

  1. UCLA (+7) 291
  2. Stanford (+11) 295

  1. Oklahoma State (+21) 305

Individual Leaderboard

T1. Agathe Laisne, Texas (-2) 69

T1. Letizia Bagnoli, Wake Forest (-2) 69

  1. Andrea Lee, Stanford (-1) 70

T4. Bethany Wu, UCLA (E) 71

T4. Clare Legaspi, UCLA (E) 71

Oklahoma State

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


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