COLUMBUS, Ohio – Haley Sanders fired a 2-over 74 to lead the Ole Miss women’s golf team on the opening day of the NCAA Central Regional
The Rebels shot a 315 on Thursday and are currently in a tie for 15th place.
No. 1 Southern Cal grabbed the early lead, shooting a 298. The Trojans hold a one-stroke lead on No. 9 Georgia.
The top eight teams and the top two individuals not from those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Nashville. The Rebels are currently seven shots out of the eighth-place spot.
For Sanders, it was an outstanding beginning to regional play, as the junior sits in 12th place at the end of the first round. Sanders was excellent in a bogey-free back-nine, converting a birdie attempt to card a 74 for the day. She trails leader Maurina Alex of Vanderbilt by four strokes.
“Haley Sanders started off a bit shaky with her driver but recovered and played solid,” said Ole Miss head coach Michele Drinkard. “She hit 14 greens and had a lot of opportunities today. Look for her to continue her solid play tomorrow.”
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