SAN MARCOS, Texas – After shooting even-par in the first round, the Texas heat may have played a role on the second 18 holes as the Washington State Cougar Women’s Golf team slumped late to conclude the first day of play Sunday at the Jim West Challenge, played at the par-72, 6,132-yard Kissing Tree Golf Club.
The Cougars opened the day with an even-par, 288, in the first round before struggling to a 19-over, 307, in the afternoon and sit 13th in the 13-team field.
Individually, freshman Alice Johansson leads WSU as she carded a two-under, 70, on her first 18 holes before closing her day with a 3-over, 75. Johansson sits tied for 35th at 1-over, 145. Four strokes back is junior Madelyn Gamble, who opened with a 2-over, 74, followed by a 75 in her second round to finish Sunday at 5-over, 149, tied for 51st.
Also tied for 51st at 5-over is junior Sarah Skovgaard-Bils, who shot 1-under,71, in the morning then posted a 6-over, 78, in the afternoon, for a first-day score over 5-over, 149. Graduate student Danielle Suh sits tied for 64th as she recorded rounds of 73-79 for a two-round score of 8-over, 152. Freshman Sara Pineros had rounds of 77-79 for a 36-hole score of 12-over, 156, in 68th place.
Play concludes Monday with a final 18 holes at the Jim West Challenge.