411OnTheForty: Women’s golf turns in record performance in first round of Mountain View Collegiate

20 Mar By
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The Texas women's golf team leads the Mountain View Collegiate by six strokes over Houston and Iowa State after Friday's first round (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

TUCSON, Arizona — The Texas women's golf team claimed another place in the program record book when the Longhorns shot a 16-under-par 272 in the opening round of the Mountain View Collegiate at the Omni Tucson National Golf Clap.

Texas broke the school record for a score to par (-16) and tied the program's lowest overall 18-hole score (272).

Freshman Ashley Park led UT's historic round, firing a 6-under 66, the best performance of her collegiate career. Her 66 is the fourth-lowest in the tournament's history, and she led the individual standings after the first day.

Agathe Laisne is tied for 5-under par after beginning her day with four straight birdies on holes two through five. Her 67 was the second-best round the senior has posted this season.

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Tied for eighth heading into Saturday is Kaitlyn Papp, who contributed to the strong showing with a three-under 69.

As a team, Texas is atop the leaderboard, holding a six-stroke lead over Houston and Iowa State, who each finished the first round at -10. Oklahoma State is just behind the top three at -9.

The Longhorns will pursue their second straight team title Saturday in the Grand Canyon State in round two; UT won the Wildcat Invitational March 9. Following the Mountain View Collegiate, Texas has two tournaments left on the schedule before the Big 12 Championships begin April 18.

Riley Zayas is a high school sophomore and freelance journalist from Round Rock, Texas. He began his journalism career as a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter and has since become a regular contributor to Horns Illustrated, covering Texas Longhorn sports. His work also includes Fellowship of Christian Athletes publications, College Baseball Nation and Sports Spectrum, a national christian sports website. He currently serves as the Managing Editor of True To The Cru, covering UMHB athletics. Twitter: @ZayasRiley