Monday, May 6, 2019
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Augusta University women’s golf team shot a 302 (+14) on Monday in round one of the NCAA East Lansing Regional at Forest Akers West Golf Course and are in 11th place in the 18-team field. Augusta is eight shots out of an advancing spot to the NCAA Championships with two more days to play.
Hosted by Michigan State on the par-72, 6,387-yard course, the NCAA East Lansing Regional includes the following teams listed by their seeding: Stanford, Arizona, Kent State, UCLA, Michigan State, Campbell, Illinois, Baylor, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisville, Augusta, LSU, Indiana, Long Beach State, Xavier, Harvard, and IUPUI.
No. 12 Kent State was the only team to shoot under par in round one and leads the event at 6-under-par. No. 5 Arizona is second (+2), No. 28 Illinois third (+4), No. 20 Michigan State fourth (+5), and Indiana and No. 20 Michigan State are tied for fifth. The top six teams advance to the NCAA Championships.
Augusta sent seniors Maggie Ashmore and Cecilia Diez-Moliner, juniors Linda Lundqvist and Charlotte Alran, and sophomore Teresa Diez-Moliner. The Jaguars teed off at 8:50 a.m. with Georgia and Louisville to start the opening round and shot 14-over-par in the first 18 holes.
C. Diez-Moliner led the team with a 1-over 73 to earn a tie for 21st, after carding three birdies. Lundqvist signed for a 75 (+3) and is tied for 35th, while Alran and T. Diez-Moliner sit at 58th after each shooting 77 (+5). Ashmore turned in an 81 and is in 84thh with two more rounds of action to play.