KSU women’s golf in sixth place through after first round

Ray Strickland

The Kent State women’s golf team shot a 7-over-par in the opening round of the Schooner Fall Classic on Saturday at Norman, Oklahoma.

The Flashes made 11 birdies in the first round but trail leader Mississippi State — the only team under par at 3-under in a field of 17 teams — by 10 strokes.

“I thought we actually played pretty solid today,” Kent State coach Greg Robertson said about his team’s performance.  “We had some windy conditions. There were times it wasn’t easy, but they got through today pretty good.”

Senior Natalie Goodson led the Flashes with a 1-under-par score, finishing the opening round in 5th place.

Goodson said she felt really good out there swinging the club.

“I was playing pretty consistent overall,” Goodson said. “I was hitting the fairways, greens and a lot of putts were dropping today, which was good.”

Senior Jennifer Ha was 1-over-par and tied for 23rd place. Sophomore Raksha Phadke finished the first round 2-over-par.

Junior Taylor Kim and sophomore Wad Phaewchimplee are both tied for 56th place at 5-over-par.

The Flashes will look to move up the leaderboards in the second round Sunday. Tee times are at 8:30 a.m.

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