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Mark Honbo

Women's Golf

Hutchison is third, team tied for fourth after opening round

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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
 
Individual Standings
Leader plus UC Davis results
T1. Amy Chu (Washington State)   70/-2
T1. Saga Traustadottir (Colorado State)   70/-2
T3. Samantha Hutchison   71/-1
T27. Christine Danielsson   75/ 3
T27. Yoonhee Kim   75/ 3
T27. Hannah Sun   75/ 3
T27. Madison Wood   75/ 3
 
 
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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