UW women's golf 12th after first day at NCAA regional | Northwest roundup
Washington fired a first-round total of 6-over 294 in the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on Thursday and...
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NORMAN, Okla. — Washington fired a first-round total of 6-over 294 in the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club on Thursday and sat tied for 12th on the team leaderboard.
The Huskies were led by sophomore SooBin Kim, who was the only UW golfer to shoot under par. Kim shot 1-under 71 at the 6,298-yard course and sits tied for 13th among individuals. Oklahoma's Emily Collins shot a 67 and led Florida's Elcin Ulu by one stroke.
Washington's Ying Luo shot a 1-over 73 and was tied for 35, while teammeate Jennifer Yang shot a 74, good for 48th. Huskies Charlotte Thomas and Cyd Okino each shot a 76 to sit tied at 77th.
The team lead belonged to Florida after the Gators combined to shoot 6-under 282. Host Oklahoma is one shot behind in second and the region's top seed, Duke, is third at minus-4. They were the only three teams under par after day one.
The top eight teams from each of three regions advance to the NCAA Championship, May 21-24 at the University of Georgia Golf Course.
Central Washington won twice on the first day of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament in Monmouth, Ore., beating Montana State-Billings, 6-5, and Western Oregon, 3-0.
The Wildcats will face Western Oregon on Friday at noon and are one win away from the tournament title.
track and field
Seattle U's Kaytie Bateman improved on her own school record in the heptathlon by over 600 points and finished eighth at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in Arlington, Texas.
From team and league reports.