WEST POINT, Miss. – Fueled by a strong showing on the back nine, the Mississippi State Bulldogs finished the first round of The Ally in second place. Surapa Janthamunee was a huge part of the success for the Bulldogs.
The sophomore from Thailand carded a single bogey through the opening round. With three birdies on the front nine and three on the back, SJ was able to set a new career low 18. She finished with a 67 on her day, beating her personal record set on October 29, 2022, which was a 68. Janthamunee sits in a tie for first place.
After starting in the number one spot for the first time in her collegiate career, Avery Weed finished the opening round in a tie for sixth place. The freshman shot four birdies in the final nine holes to conclude her day two-under par.
Samantha Whateley was solid for the Dawgs as well. The freshman negated her two bogeys on the front nine with two birdies on the back. Whateley’s par finish on day one was her best round in her collegiate career and put her in a tie for 13th.
As a team, the Bulldogs were able to make their birdies count. They shot par on 60 total holes, the most of any team in the field on day one. State also shot the best of any team on par 4s, averaging a score of 4.10 on those holes.
Round two of The Ally will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Old Waverly Golf Club. The Bulldogs will tee off at 10 a.m., as they will be paired with Indiana and Florida. Live stats will also be available at golfstat.com