GULF SHORES, Alabama. — First round of three in the books for Central Arkansas women’s golf team as Bears settle in 13and place after the first day. Individually, Tania Nunez leading the way, currently tied for 24and place after 18 holes.
Nunez played a fairly balanced first round on Sunday, keeping every shot within one shot of par, never getting too far out of range. Hitting six bogeys and a birdie, the junior finished the day with a 5 of 77. Rittawee Pear finished behind Nunez, placing 37and with a 6 of 78. Rittawee started well, birdieing his first hole of the day, holding the score tied for five holes.
Elin Kumlin finished the first day one stroke behind Rittawee at 7 of 79. Kumlin hit for par on eight straight holes before falling behind in the standings. Continuing the trend of one shot differences, Tanja Csaszar finds herself at 8 of 80 after 18 holes, putting her in a tie for 54and.
Camille MorenoPim-orn Thitisup and Karley Whittington all tied for 61stfinishing their first rounds at 9 of 81. madison holmes shot a 13 of 85 through 18 holes, evoking the backend of the team’s placements.
Texas State, South Alabama and Louisiana Monroe round out the current top three in the team standings. On the individual side, Texas State’s Federica Tavelli-Westerlund leads all golfers, with Samantha Yao of Dartmouth and Madigan Murray of UT Arlington making up the other two in the top three.
Teams will play two more rounds of golf before it’s all said and done, playing one round on Monday and Tuesday.