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Wongthanavimok Paces Arizona On Day One of Las Vegas Regional

Wongthanavimok Paces Arizona On Day One of Las Vegas Regional

LAS VEGAS – After the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf Las Vegas Regional on Monday at Spanish Trail Country Club, the Arizona Wildcats are tied with Oklahoma for sixth place as a team score of 6-over par. Only three of the 12 teams in action were able to break par on day one, with Arkansas leading the way at 8-under par.  


“Today it was tough for almost every team to take advantage of any kind of scoring chances on course that presents numerous challenges,” Arizona head coach Laura Ianello said. “There were only a couple low scores out there today, so for us to have three golfers in the top 20 at even or 1-over par is a positive for us heading into round two tomorrow. 


The top individual performance of the day for the Wildcats belonged to Nena Wongthanavimok, who posted a score of even par (72) with three birdies and is tied for 13th individually.  


Carolina Melgrati and Charlotte Beck both fired rounds of 1-over par and are tied for 18th. Melgrati played the middle 10 holes of her round in 4-under par after a tough start to her round. Beck was 2-under through her first six holes of the day and played solid golf to finish out the round. 


Gile Bite Starkute was 4-over in her opening round while Julia Misemer was 5-over, with both carding birdies on their final hole of the day. 


The average score for the entire field on Monday was 74.55. 


The tournament continues on Tuesday with second round action before concluding with Wednesday’s final round. The top five teams and the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional site will advance to compete in the national championships to be played May 17-22 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. 



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