FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Megan Buck posted
a two-over par 74 to lead the Northern Arizona women’s golf
team after the first round of the Mountain Shootout held at
Flagstaff Ranch Monday.
“It was a really good day for me today,” said Buck after the round. “I did a good job of staying out of trouble. On this golf course that is really the most important thing because every hole is lined with trees. I putted well and overall it was just a solid day.”
Buck is the individual co-leader with North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson at two-over par 74. Seven players are within three strokes of the lead, including senior Meghan Bremer, who carded a five-over par 77 and tied for seventh overall as a late replacement for Bethany Leclair.
Buck will be competing for her first collegiate title Tuesday, while Anderson is looking for her third consecutive victory this season. Anderson, a 17-year-old freshman from Oxbow, N.D., has won her first two collegiate tournaments this fall, capturing the medalist honors at the Nebraska Chip-N Club Invitational and the Concordia Cobber Open. She also won the 2009 U.S. Junior Girls Amateur championship this past summer.
The Lumberjacks shot a team score of 311, finishing one stroke behind Southern Utah (310) and three strokes ahead of Utah Valley (313) and five ahead of Grand Canyon (315) and North Dakota State.
“Everyone was a little nervous today,” said Buck. “We did not have our best effort as a team. Everyone is going shoot low scores tomorrow.”
Junior Alexa Kim is tied for 10th overall after a round of six-over par 78, while freshmen Stephanie Kim and Aleah Kim both had rounds of 10-over par 82.
“We did not play as well as we would have liked today,” said Head Coach Brad Bedortha. “We have our work cut out for us. They have to show up and play well to win.”
Senior Lauren Halstead and junior Dakin Banta both played as individuals, shooting 84 and 85 respectively.
The second and final round will be played Tuesday with tee times starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Flagstaff Ranch layout.
April 27, 2010 2009-10 Northern Arizona Womens Golf Season Highlights
April 19, 2010 Womens Golf Holds First Round Lead at Big Skys
April 15, 2010 Womens Golfer Buck Looking Forward to Big Sky Championships
April 2, 2010 Womens Golf Team Holds Clinic at Oakcreek
March 27, 2010 Womens Golf Finishes 15th at Mountain View Collegiate
March 26, 2010 Womens Golf 14th at Mountain View Collegiate
March 17, 2010 Womens Golf Finishes 13th at Northern Migration
March 16, 2010 Womens Golf Remains in 13th at Northern Migration
March 15, 2010 Womens Golf Opens Tied for 13th at Northern Migration
March 12, 2010 Womens Golfer Dakin Banta Back in the Swing
March 7, 2010 Womens Golf Finishes 11th at Rio Verde
March 6, 2010 Womens Golf in 11th After Second Round at Rio Verde
March 5, 2010 Womens Golf in Sixth Place After First Day at Rio Verde
March 4, 2010 Womens Golf Continues Spring Action at Rio Verde Invite
February 28, 2010 Womens Golf Wins School-Record Fourth Team Title
February 27, 2010 Womens Golf Opens Red Rocks in Second after Day 1
February 25, 2010 Womens Golf Preview: Lumberjacks Host Red Rocks Invite
February 23, 2010 Lumberjacks Host Red Rocks Invitational This Weekend
February 5, 2010 Golf Selected Preseason Favorites in Big Sky
December 1, 2009 Student-Athletes Help Girls on the Run Program
November 19, 2009 Golf Program Inks Washington Product Parsons
November 5, 2009 Northern Arizonas Bremer Named Golfer of the Week
November 1, 2009 Womens Golf in Third at Cal Poly Tournament
October 15, 2009 Golfer Buck Earns Big Sky Honor
October 14, 2009 Buck Leads Womens Golf at New Mexico State Tournament
October 13, 2009 Womens Golf Led by Alexa Kim and Megan Buck in New Mexico
September 30, 2009 Golfer Stephanie Kim Named Big Sky Player of the Week
September 29, 2009 Womens Golf Wins Third Tournament in a Row, Stephanie Kim Wins Title
September 28, 2009 Womens Golf Sets Single Round Record, Leads at Grand Canyon Invite
September 22, 2009 Womens Golf Wins Second Tournament in a Row
September 21, 2009 Golfer Buck Leads Mountain Shootout; Lumberjacks One Back in Team Standings
September 20, 2009 Womens Golf Hosts Mountain Shootout at Flagstaff Ranch Monday
September 15, 2009 Womens Golf Wins Season Opening Tournament Hosted by Gonzaga
September 14, 2009 Womens Golf Leads Season Opening Tournament
July 20, 2009 Women's Golfers Participate in Women's Am Qualifier
June 9, 2009 Womens Golfers Qualify for U.S Womens Pub-Links
June 8, 2009 Womens Golfers Qualify for U.S Womens Pub-Links