Texas A&M's Szeryk Holds Individual Lead After NCAA Regional First Round


This is the 15th time Wake Forest women's golf will play in the NCAA championship.

The NCAA championships are set for May 18-23 in Stillwater, Okla., at the Karsten Creek Golf Club. Tech, the 14 seed in the region, was making its first-ever NCAA Regional appearance in the brief three-year history of the program. Junior Sarah Rhee finished four shots behind her to end the round in a three-way tie for third at 5-under 67.

Florida State was second at 25-under for the tournament followed by Furman at -18. The Huskies' 21 birdies tie them for most at the regional.

Chanachai battled wild weather for the majority of the day but still managed to finish with 13 holes for par and added a birdie on the par-5 16 hole before the day was done. Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho now leads the individual race at 10 under, which included a second-round 8-under 64 that was just one shot off the NCAA record.

Cavanagh finished in a tie for 54th place with a 7-over 75-73-75-223, while junior Olivia Benzin (72-76-76) and sophomore Mari Nishiura (74-76-76) both finished in a tie for 57th place with an 8-over 224. You hope that you get in [to the NCAA championship], but you're here for another reason. The ladies finished the tournament at 33-under par.

Arkansas finished in first with a -26 for the tournament, including a five under par 283 on Wednesday to finish with an 838.

The Lincoln Memorial men's golf team stared down the most daunting field in all of Division II golf to make history on Wednesday afternoon at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. Kupcho fired her third consecutive round under par at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla., and it helped pull her team up the leaderboard. Gorlei is tied for 39th place at 4 over for the tournament.

As NU comes off a disappointing fourth place finish at Big Tens, Cho and the Cats will look to bounce back in Madison.

Senior Kelli Murphy led the charge for Auburn in the opening round, turning in an even-par 72. She closed the championship with a total of seven birdies, 31 pars, 14 bogeys and two double bogeys. By then, the Bears had wrapped up an NCAA Championship berth.

With just one round to play on Wednesday, ASU needed to play with a small margin of error to put themselves into the championship, and that is exactly what the Sun Devils did. I birdied the first two holes and that helped get me going. "We played so poorly on that back nine, and we just really wanted to go out there and do better". Frustration starts to kick in, because you think that they don't deserve this.