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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. –
Highlighted by her eagle on the sixth hole, junior sociology major Samantha Hutchison
led all Aggies by finishing the first round of the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Denver, at 1-under.
By shooting a 71, the reigning Big West Conference Golfer of the Year is one of four individuals who finished under par.
Junior managerial economics major Christine Danielsson
, junior sociology major Yoonhee Kim
, sophomore psychology major Hannah Sun
and sophomore communication major Madison Wood
all finished 3-over on the par 72, 6,513-yard course at the University of Denver Golf Club at Highland Ranch as UC Davis finished the first day of competition tied for fourth at 8-over/296.
Sun is the first member of the team that will tee-off on Saturday, and will do so at 9:45 a.m. MT/8:45 a.m. PT. Returning to action in nine minute intervals following Sun are Kim, Wood, Danielsson and Hutchison.
With rainstorms passing through the area Friday night, and inclement weather expected to take place throughout the upcoming 18-hole round, tournament staff is expecting delays to take place intermittently.
The Aggies and UTSA sit one shot outside the top three, a list comprised by Washington State ( 7/295), Kansas ( 3/291) and Colorado State, the lone team to break par on the day by shooting 2-under (286).
Washington State's Amy Chu and Colorado State's Saga Traustadottir are tied for first at 2-under, with Hutchison trailing the pair by just one stroke.
Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate
Hosted by the University of Denver
University of Denver Golf Club at Highland Ranch
Par 72/6,513 yards
Team Scores – Through 18 holes
1. Colorado State 286/-2
2. Kansas 291/ 3
3. Washington State 295/ 7
T4. UC Davis 296/ 8
T4. UTSA 296/ 8
T6. Minnesota 299/ 11
T6. Wyoming 299/ 11
8. Denver 300/ 12
T9. Ole Miss 302/ 14
T9. Tulsa 302/ 14
11. Northern Colorado 304/ 16
T12. Nebraska 305/ 17
T12. Cal Poly 305/ 17
14. Idaho 306/ 18
15. Nevada 307/ 19
16. Central Arkansas 314/ 26
Leader plus UC Davis results
T1. Amy Chu (Washington State) 70/-2
T1. Saga Traustadottir (Colorado State) 70/-2
T3. Samantha Hutchison
T27. Christine Danielsson
T27. Yoonhee Kim
T27. Hannah Sun
T27. Madison Wood
ABOUT UC DAVIS WOMEN'S GOLF
Since the 2005-06 season, its first as an intercollegiate program at UC Davis, women's golf quickly earned a reputation as one of the most successful teams in the Big West Conference. In addition to its six NCAA Championship appearances as a team or individual, the Aggies advanced to the NCAA Regionals every year since 2008.
In its brief history at the Division I level, the program won six Big West championships and boasts an honor roll that ranks among the best in the nation with four All-American scholars, three All-Americans, seven Big West Players of the Year and five Big West Freshmen of the Year.
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