SMU In Eighth After First Round Of DAC/SMU Invitational

Go smu! Katie Page
Go smu!
Katie Page
Go smu!

April 4, 2014

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DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU women's golf team sits in eighth after a 20-over 308 in the opening round of the Dallas Athletic Club/SMU Invitational, which was played on Friday. In the tight-knit field, only four strokes separate third (Oklahoma State/+17) from ninth (TCU/+21) after the first round.

Freshman Katie Page led the Mustangs in the first round, carding a three-over 75, good for 12th in the first round. Page recorded two bogeys on each side of the golf course, but looked to build momentum towards her round for tomorrow, birding the par-4 18th to end her opening round.

Sophomore Jenny Haglund was a stroke off Page's first-round pace, finishing the opening 18 holes with a four-over 76. Like Page, Haglund finished on a good note by birding 18, her lone birdie of the first round. The 50th-ranked player in the country will enter Saturday's second round in 18th.

Senior Maria Elena Villamil (35th) and junior Jennifer Park (41st) rounded out the Mustang golfers in the top half of the leaderboard, finishing with a six-over 78 and a seven-over 79, respectively. After finishing the front nine at six-over, Park turned in a much cleaner scorecard on the back nine, paring 10-17 on her way to a one-over 37 on the back.

Playing as an individual on Friday, freshman Lindsey McCurdy finished the opening round with a five-over 77, good for 27th. McCurdy recorded a team-high three birdies on the day.

Baylor is atop the leaderboard after the first round after its six-over 294 on Friday. Kansas golfer Yupaporn Kawinpakorn was the only player to finish in the red on Friday, shooting a one-under 71 to put herself at the top of the individual leaderboard.

The second round will tee-off on Saturday morning. The Mustangs will go off the first hole first, beginning play at 8 a.m. CT. Fans can follow live scoring of the second round here.