Villamil shot a one-under 71 on Sunday
Oct. 27, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (SMU) - Sophomore Jenny Haglund recorded a three-under 69 to lead the SMU women's golf team to a one-under 287, good for seventh after the first round of The Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Course on Sunday.
"I think we played well overall out there today," head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "We'll look to improve on the par fives in the final two rounds. I felt that Jenny battled really well today after starting a little rough. She set a goal on the 11th tee to finish four-under the rest of the way, and she birdied the final three holes to do it. She had a great round for us."
Haglund's ninth-place tally is her third-career round in the 60s and her 10th at par-or-better in 35 career rounds. The Mustang sophomore rebounded after two bogeys on the first four holes to shoot five-under the rest of the way, playing the final 14 holes at par-or-better.
Senior Maria Elena Villamil finished with the second-best round of her career and her fifth-career round at par-or-better, good for 18th through the opening 18 holes. Villamil's card was even on the front nine with two birdies and two bogeys, but after bogeying the par-five 13th, Villamil birdied 14 and 18 to finish at one-under.
In her third collegiate tournament, freshman Lindsey McCurdy shot a season-best one-over 73. Following a pair of bogeys on the first two holes, McCurdy recorded eight pars and three birdies on the next 11 holes to pace her afternoon.
"Elena, like Jenny, finished very strong out there today," Sutherland said. "Lindsey shot her best round of the year today too, and I thought that she played well throughout the course of the day."
No. 5 Oklahoma leads the field with a 10-under 278, while Louisville's Laura Restrepo and Florida's Sarah Schober are atop the individual leaderboard with matching five-under 67s.