May 20, 2014
Tulsa, Okla. - Hayley Davis is tied for 91st place after shooting 9-over-par 79 in the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at the Tulsa Country Club. Davis is one of six players in the 126-player field to qualify for the tournament as an individual.
Davis recorded a par on the hole, but bogeys on No. 2, No. 5, No. 6 and No.9 and double bogeys on No. 4 and No. 8, combined with a birdie on No. 7 contributed to a score of 7-over-par at the turn. She shot 1-under through the first six holes on the back nine, including a birdie on No. 11 and five pars. However, she bogeyed the last three holes to finish at 9-over for the round.
Davis had two birdies in the first round, one on the front nine and one on the back nine.
As a freshman in 2012, Davis shot 79 during the third round of the NCAA Championships, but she came back to finish only 16-over-par and tied for 77th place at the four-day tournament.
STAT OF THE DAY
5 - The difference between Davis' score in the front nine and the back nine. Davis shot 7-over on the front nine and 2-over on the back nine.
"Hayley did not have her best day today, but she is a fighter and I know better golf is ahead," head coach Jay Goble said. "This golf course is extremely tough, and the wind today was only making it harder."
Davis tees off at 12:45 p.m. CT in Wednesday's second round of the four-day tournament. She is in a group with two other individuals, Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee and and Cal State Northridge's Clariss Guce. Live scoring can be found at www.GolfStat.com.