PALM COAST, Fla. – Rutgers women’s golf is seventh with a 336 total after the opening round of the American Athletic Conference Championship, played Sunday in windy conditions at Hammock Beach Resort.
Sophomore Christina Paulsen (Ridgewood, N.J.) paced the Scarlet Knights on day one, carding an 83, to enter Monday’s second round 31st in the 38-player field.
Sophomore Gabrielle Sacheli (Pittsford, N.Y.) and freshman Taylor Clark (Sterling Heights, Mich.) are tied for 32nd after 84 efforts. Freshman Maddy Gedeon (Roseville, Calif.) is 34th with an 85 and sophomore Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.) is tied for 35th with an 87.
UCF is first as teams battled 15-20 mile-per-hour wind gusts during round one. UCF finished 19-over-par (307) while Cincinnati recorded a 23-over-par 311 for second place. Louisville charted a 26-over-par 314 for third.
Cincinnati’s Olivia Dose is the individual leader with a two-over-par 74 through 18 holes. Andrea Malek (Cincinnati) and Emily Haas (Louisville) are tied for second at 75 (+3). UCF’s Ashley Holder and SMU’s Jenny Haglund are both tied for fourth with four-over-par 76 scores.
The second round will begin at 8 a.m. eastern on Monday.
Complete results and a recap from each day of the 2014 American Women’s Golf Championship may be found at www.TheAmerican.org.