FRANKLIN, Tenn. – No. 23 Arizona Ladies’s Golf opened the 2022-23 season with a blistering 6-under spherical on the Mason Rudolph Championship and sat alone atop the leaderboards after the primary spherical. Nena Wongthanavimok led the Wildcats in her first collegiate spherical of golf with a 4-under opener, which put the freshman in a three-way tie for first amongst all gamers. Wongthanavimok ended her spherical with three consecutive birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes.
“I’m so pleased with our whole crew for a way we performed at present,” mentioned head coach Laura Ianello. “With 4 underclassmen within the lineup, our younger girls got here out enjoying some unbelievable golf and confirmed their aggressive spirit. Hats off to Nena for capturing a 68 and ending among the many leaders within the very first spherical of her collegiate profession. Carolina and Lila additionally confirmed their development and growth as sophomores with robust rounds at present as nicely. Gile and Julia additionally performed some high quality golf at present to push us.”
The sophomore tandem of Carolina Melgrati and Lilas Pinthier each completed Friday’s opening spherical at 1-under and in a tie for tenth place. Melgrati buried 4 birdies in 5 holes on the entrance 9 whereas Pinthier was in a tie for third heading into the flip.
The Wildcats sit in first place by one stroke over host Vanderbilt and two stokes head of Mississippi State. The trio of leaders have been the one groups within the 14-team area to interrupt par. Arizona shot even in par-4 scoring on Friday, which led all groups and three strokes higher than second-place Mississippi State.
Arizona tees off at 10:10 a.m. (CST) in Saturday’s second spherical and can play alongside Vanderbilt and Mississippi State.