Aggie Women's Golf in Fifth After First Round of NCAA Columbus Regional


The three-day, 54-hole tournament is taking place at the par -72, 6,593-yard Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.

The 284 marks the Spartans' second-lowest round ever at an NCAA Regional, just one stroke shy of the 283 put up by MSU in the third round of the 2012 NCAA East Regional.

Morgan led the Trojans' efforts Monday with five birdies, including on all four of the par 5s. She finished the day birdying two of the final four holes en route to carding her sixth round this season in the 60s. Le Moyne College and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) member, Wilmington University are tied for fifth place with a score 304. Florida State's seminole hole certainly came on hole No. 14 as senior Lydia Gumm, Morgane Metraux and freshman Amanda Doherty all earned birdies to help the team cement its second place standing and close the gap on Florida.

The Trojans, who battled winds with the final group of schools finishing late today, combined for a 7-over 295, tied with Pac-12 rivals California and Washington, the teams 8 back of upstart Pepperdine and five behind conference foe Stanford. She shook off a pair of early bogeys and made the turn at 1-over 37 following the birdie on No. 8, and the San Sebastian, Spain, native registered six pars on her back nine. "I'm happy with the way we responded to the challenges of the course and the conditions". "She's such a wonderful young person; you just have to give her so much credit".

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Schubert enters Tuesday's second round tied for fourth overall behind leader Lila Vu of UCLA, who finished at 4-under par, Oregon's Cathleen Santoso (-3) and Pimnipa Panthong (-2) of Kent State.

Sophomore Carolyn Markley shot a 4-over-par 76 and is tied for 38th place.

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest leads the tournament by one stroke over Burnham after a 4-under-par 68.

Florida, the top seeded team in the regional championship, leads the team standings with a 9 over par score of 297.