TULSA, Okla. — The Tulane women’s golf team combined for a 23-over-par 303 total in windy conditions Tuesday during the opening round of the NCAA championships to sit in a tie for 13th place at Tulsa Country Club.
The field battled 20-mph winds with gusts up to 30 mph. But the par-70, 6,194-yard course yielded its share of high scores, including strong efforts from Tulane sophomores Emily Penttila and Silvia Garces.
Penttila shot a team-low 2-over 70 and is tied for 13th. Garces fired a 3-over 73 and is tied for 22nd.
Oklahoma (8-over) leads the team standings by three shots over UCLA, while Duke, Southern California and Arizona State are tied for third.
Individually, USC’s Doris Chen, Denver’s Tonje Daffinrud and Stanford’s Lauren Kim are tied for first at 3-under.
Tulane will again join golfers from Arizona and Texas A&M for Wednesday’s second round. The groups will start from the first tee beginning at 11:50 a.m.
1. Oklahoma (+8), 2. UCLA (+11), T3. USC (+13), T3. Arizona State (+13), T3. Duke (+14), 6. California (+16), 7. Arizona (+18), T8. Washington (+19), T8. Ohio State (+19), 10. Stanford (+20), 11. South Carolina (+21), 12. Mississippi State (+22), T13. Tulane (+23), T13. Vanderbilt (+23), T13. Virginia (+23), 16. North Carolina State (+24), T17. Alabama (+25), T17. Florida (+25), T17. Texas A&M (+25), T17. Campbell (+25), T17. Michigan State (+25), T17. Northwestern (+25), 23. Iowa State (+26), 24. Kansas (+33).
Top 10 individuals
T1. Doris Chen, USC (-3), T1. Tonje Daffinrud, Denver (-3), T1. Lauren Kim, Stanford (-3), 4. Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma (-2), T5. Allyssa Ferrell, Michigan State (-1), T5. Kaylin Yost, Campbell (-1), T5. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State (-1), T8. Celine Boutier, Duke (E), T8. Anne Tanguay, Oklahoma (E), T8. Nicola Roessler, California (E).
T13. Emily Penttila, 72 (+2); T22. Silvia Garces, 73 (+3); T79. Madison Opfer, 78 (+8); T102. Gemma Dryburgh, 80 (+10); T111. Belen Goicoechea, 81 (+11).