BYU sits in fifth place after the first round of the NCAA Lubbock Regional

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The No. 28 BYU women’s golf team sits in fifth place with a score of 297 (+9) after the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Senior Alexandra White, who recently won first place at the 2017 West Coast Conference Golf Championships, started the NCAA Lubbock Region first round strong for BYU as she carded a 71 (-1) in the first round and is tied for fourth place.

White is one of only six players to shoot under par on Monday. She birdied four holes and also made an eagle on the par-5 second hole.

“I am super proud of Alex (White), Brooklyn (Hocker) and Rose (Huang),” said BYU coach Carrie Roberts. “We just needed one more score today, but we feel good about the course and our game plan for tomorrow.”

The Cougars fired a team score of 297 (+9) on Monday during the first round.

Huang shot +1 in Monday’s first round and is tied for 12th place. Huang birdied on holes 7, 9, 11 and 12 during the round.

Hocker also finished in the top 20 in day one of the three-day NCAA Regional. Hocker fired a 74 to tie for 16th place overall.  

Kendra Dalton and Lauren Atkinson rounded out the scoring for the Cougars in day one. Dalton posted a 79 to finish the day in 69th place and finished the first round strong, birdieing on holes 17 and 18.

Atkinson shot +15 to tie for 93rd on Monday.

The second round of the 2017 Lubbock Regional will be Tuesday at 9 a.m CDT and the top six team will continue postseason play at the NCAA Championships on May 19-24.

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