Beeler Keys TCU's Opening Round At NCAA West Regional

Brooke Beeler

Brooke Beeler

May 10, 2012

ERIE, Colo. -- Brooke Beeler's 73 led TCU to a 302 and a tie for 12th after first-round action Thursday at the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional.

The top-eight teams after Saturday's final round will advance to the NCAA Championships May 22-25 in Franklin, Tenn. The Mountain West champion Horned Frogs, making their 17th consecutive postseason appearance, are just five shots out of eighth.

Beeler, the nation's 73rd-ranked player, birdied two of her opening three holes en route to three birdies on the front nine. The senior from Butler, Ill., finished with a team-high four birdies on the day and is tied for 18th individually.

TCU freshman Alexandra Bonetti was even par through 11 holes before carding a 75. Senior Rachel Raastad, playing in her fourth NCAA Regional for the Horned Frogs, added a 76.

MW individual champion Sanna Nuutinen recorded three birdies, including two on the front nine, en route to a 78.

No. 40 Stanford shot a 1-under-par 287 and holds the team lead by one stroke over No. 6 North Carolina.

With a 5-under 67, Sydney Burlison of Stanford sits atop the individual leaderboard with a two-shot advantage over Baylor's Hayley Davis.

Live scoring of Friday's second round is available at www.Golfstat.com. TCU's tee times begin at 12:50 p.m. CDT.

Team Scores
1. Stanford - 287
2. North Carolina - 288
3. UCLA - 290
4. LSU - 291
T5. Illinois - 296
T5. California - 296
T7. Colorado - 297
T7. Pepperdine - 297
T7. Tulsa - 297
T10. Texas Tech - 300
T10. Baylor - 300
T12. TCU - 302
T12. UNLV - 302
T12. Iowa State - 302
T12. San Jose State - 302
16. New Mexico - 303
17. Denver - 304
T18. Oklahoma - 305
T18. UC Davis - 305
20. Kennesaw State - 308
21. Northern Colorado - 310
22. Oregon State - 313
23. Missouri State - 314
24. Jackson State - 348

TCU Scores
T18. Brooke Beeler - 73
T42. Alexandra Bonetti - 75
T54. Rachel Raastad - 76
T82. Sanna Nuutinen - 78
T116. April McCoy - 82

 

 


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