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UC Davis Fourth After First Day Of NCAA Regional

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The UC Davis Aggies had an excellent showing in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Golf South Bend Regional as they landed in fourth place after carding a seven-over 295, just one shot back of Arizona (294) in third and two behind second-place Wake Forest (293).  Duke leads the 18-team field with an even-par 288 on the 6,301-yard Warren Golf Course.

Paige Lee and Blair Lewis each posted three birdies on their way to matching rounds of 1-under 71, which places them in a tie for fifth place with five other golfers.  UC Davis is one of only two teams, Wake Forest being the other, that landed two players in the top 10 on day one of the regional.

Andrea Wong carded a 74 for UC Davis and is tied for 25th, Beverly Vatananugulkit shot 79 and is tied for 70th and Betty Chen is tied for 94th after finishing with an 84.

Also competing at the South Bend Regional as an individual is Cal State Fullerotn’s Martina Edberg.  The sophomore from Glumslov, Sweden, finished the first 18 holes with a 7-over 79, placing her in a tie for 70th after the first day of competition.  Edberg is the first Titans golfer to ever be selected to the regionals since the women’s golf program was reinstated for the 2009-10 season.

UC Davis, making its sixth straight NCAA Regional appearance, tees off the second round beginning at 5:54 a.m. (PDT) on Friday and will play with Kent State and Oklahoma State, while Edberg begins round two at 5:45 a.m.

Long Beach State’s Kassidy Teare and UC Riverside’s Savannah Vilaubi are competing in the St. George Regional as individuals.  Following first round action, Teare finds herself log-jammed in 16th place after firing a four-over 75 with Vilaubi two strokes back tied for 32nd. 

This marks the first time a women’s golfer has competed in regionals in UC Riverside history, while Teare is only the second women’s golfer from LBSU to qualify as an individual.  The duo resume action on the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club Friday at 7:45 a.m. (PDT).

Four regional tournaments are binge conducted May 7-9 to determine the championships field.  A total of 384 participants were selected for regional competition. Of these players, 132 will advance to the championships finals. Six teams and three individuals will advance from each regional. The six-day NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships is scheduled for May 22-27 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida, with the University of South Florida serving as host.

NCAA South Bend Regional

Warren Golf Course
Par 72; 6,301 yards
18 of 54 holes

1. Duke, 288
2. Wake Forest, 293
3. Arizona, 294
4. UC Davis, 295
T5. Kent State, 296
T5. Oklahoma State, 296
T7. Tulane, 298
T7. Harvard, 298
T9.Purdue, 299
T9. Pepperdine, 299
11. Kentucky, 301
12. Notre Dame, 302
13. Louisville, 305
14. Eastern Kentucky, 307
15. North Carolina, 308
T16. San Jose State, 310
T16. Troy, 310
18. Youngstown State, 311