Kayla Smith and Megan Streicher both shot under par and Crista Izuzquiza shot even to lead the University of North Carolina women’s golf team to a 1-over-par finish in round one of the MountainView Collegiate Friday in Tucson, Ariz.
The Tar Heels are tied with Nebraska for 10th place at 1-over 289. TCU leads at 12-under 276, three strokes ahead of Ohio State and sixth-ranked San Jose State.
Smith shot 2-under 70 and Streicher, a freshman, shot 71. Izuzquiza finished at even-par 72, Vilde Nystrøm shot 76 and Natalia Aseguinolaza had a 78.
Iowa State’s Karisa Chul-ak-sorn and TCU’s Caitlyn Macnab share first place in the individual standings at 7-under 65.
Round two of the 54-hole tournament is Saturday at the MountainView Golf Club.
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