TCU Posts Season-Best Round in Arizona
April 12, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sanna Nuutinen's 71, highlighted by three consecutive birdies on the back nine, has TCU in a tie for 12th place after Friday's opening round of the PING/ASU Invitational.
Eleven of the 17 teams in this weekend's field are ranked in the top 25.
TCU's 4-over-par 292 marked a season-low round and its best score since a 292 in the opening round of last year's PING/ASU Invitational.
At 1 under, Nuutinen is tied for 19th individually and just four strokes off the lead. The junior from Helsinki, Finland, carded four birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a team-high five on the day.
Alexandra Bonetti had two birdies en route to a 1-over 73 and a tie for 35th. She has posted a top-10 finish in two of her last three tournaments.
With a 9-under 279, No. 11 UCLA holds a one-stroke lead over No. 2 Duke.
The Blue Devils' Laetitia Beck and Washington's Jennifer Yang are tied for the individual lead with 67s.
TCU's second-round tee times Saturday begin at 11:20 a.m. CDT. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.