Moore Fourth After Opening Round Of NCAA Championships
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Meghan Moore carded a seven on the par-4 13th hole to dig herself an early hole, but the junior registered three birdies on the front nine en route to a 3-over-par 75 that has her sitting in fourth place after the opening day of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships.
Moore, who began play on the 10th hole, offset four bogeys or worse with birdies on the third, fourth and eighth holes to close out her notable round. Top-ranked Nova Southeastern, who is atop the team leaderboard after the first round, has three players among the top five on the individual leaderboard. Abbey Gittings is in the top spot after carding an even-par 72, while teammate Daniela Ortiz (+1) is second and Lilliana Camisa (+4) shares fifth place honors with Central Oklahoma's Taylor Neidy and Chaney Uhles. Florida Southern's Melanie Audette (+2) is third.
Armstrong Atlantic's Jenna Birch, who, along with Moore, qualified for the national championship round as an individual after a phenomenal showing at last week's Super Regional Two, is in a tie for 24th after turning in a 9-over-par 81. Nearly half (9) of the golfers sitting in the top 20 after Wednesday's first round in Louisville competed in Super Regional Two last week.
The second round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will continue on Thursday at the par-72, 6,283-yard Persimmon Ridge Golf Course. Tee times are set to begin at 8:30 a.m.