May 10, 2012
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ERIE, Colo. – The Missouri State women’s golf team got its first taste of the NCAA West Regional as it hit the links Thursday (May 10) at the Colorado National Golf Club. Despite a great start, the No. 22-seeded Bears struggled on the back nine and finished the opening round ranked 23rd out of 24 teams.
Through the first 18 holes, Missouri State is 27 shots behind leader Stanford at 314. On tee No. 9, the final hole of the day, the Bears surrendered eight strokes and dropped four spots in the team standings to 23rd.
Tied for 70th, All-MVC selection Catherine Dolan and junior Emma Clegg were Missouri State’s top finishers, each carding 5-over-par 77s. Junior Hermine Greyling got off to a quick start and was even with just seven holes remaining, but carded a seven on the par-3 No. 9 hole. Greyling finished tied for 93rd at 7-over, while freshman Megan Thompson tied for 109th and was 9-over-par.
Missouri State’s other All-MVC selection, Kelsey Welber, will look to rebound on the second day of action after registering a 12-over-84.
Of the 126 participants selected for the West Regional, the top eight teams and two individuals will advance to the NCAA Championships, played May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
The Bears will hit the course early on Friday with their scheduled tee time set for 9:25 CT.