Big Ten Women's Golf Completes Round One of NCAA Regionals
May 5, 2011
Four Big Ten teams sit in the top eight of their respective regionals after day one of the NCAA Women's Golf Regionals. Minnesota holds fourth place in the Central Regional, followed by Northwestern in a tie for fifth place. Purdue is tied for fifth in the East Regional, while Michigan State follows in a tie for seventh in the East.
The Gophers shot a 13-over 301 in Round 1 led by a 1-over 73 from Samantha Sommers. The Wildcats shot a 14-over 302, with Devon Brown firing a 73 to lead the way. Ohio State is tied for 10th in the Central Regional with an 18-over 306, followed by Illinois in a tie for 16th at 313 (+25), Wisconsin in 18th at 314 (+26) and Michigan in a tie for 20th at 316 (+28). The Buckeyes' Rachel Rohanna holds the best individual score of any Big Ten golfer in the regional, shooting an even-par 72 on day one.
The Boilermakers posted a 7-over 295 on Thursday with an even-par 72 from Laura Gonzalez-Escallon leading the charge. A 1-under 71 from Caroline Powers led the Spartans to a 9-over 297.
Tee times for Friday's second round begin at 8 a.m. ET. Click the live scoring links at the top of the page for live results throughout the day.