May 10, 2012
Event: 2012 NCAA East Regional
Course: Penn State Blue Course • State College, Pa.
Course Info: Par-72, 6,253 yards
NU Result After Day One: 16th/24 • 305 (+17)
Tomorrow's Schedule: Second round begins at 6:30 a.m. CT
NCAA East Regional Results
STATE COLLEGE, PA. - Northwestern wrapped up competition at the opening round of the 2012 NCAA East Regional tournament Thursday at the Penn State Blue Course. After the first 18 holes, the Wildcats are in 16th out of 24 teams, shooting a 17-over 305. It is a tight race from 7th-17th place though as just eight strokes separate Tulane (7th, 10-over 289) from Kent State (17th, 18-over 306). South Carolina currently leads the field, finishing at an even 288, while Alabama (+4) and Florida (+6) are second and third, respectively.
Sophomore Devon Brown (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) and senior Alex Lederhausen (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) both had the best round of the day for Northwestern, finishing with a 3-over 75. After a double-bogey on her first hole, Brown rebounded nicely with six-straight holes on par. She bogeyed hole No. 8 but again came back with birdies on holes nine, 11 and 12 and finished on par at hole 10.
Also starting on the first hole, Lederhausen had a strong showing on the front nine, finishing 1-over. She had eight-straight holes of either par or birdie (birdied five and 10), spanning from holes 4-11. Lederhausen finished the back nine at 2-over and is tied for 39th along with Brown.
Playing in their first NCAA tournament, freshmen Brittany Mai (Poway, Calif./Poway) and Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) are within one stroke of each other after the opening round. Mai finished at 5-over 77 and is tied for 59th while Lee shot a 6-over 78 and is in a tie for 72nd. Lee had a consistent front nine, shooting on par for eight of the nine holes, to finish 1-over.
Junior Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) rounded out the group of five NU competitors. On the front nine, Weaver birdied hole No. 8 and had a solid second-half of the first round with another birdie on 12 to finish the back nine at 1-over. After the first 18, she has an 8-over 80 and is tied for 99th.
The second round of the 2012 NCAA East Regional gets underway tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. CT.
2012 NCAA East Regional
NU: 16th/24 teams • 305 (+17)
T39 - Devon Brown - 75 (+3)
T39 - Alex Lederhausen - 75 (+3)
T59 - Brittany Mai - 77 (+5)
T72 - Hana Lee - 78 (+6)
T99 - Lauren Weaver - 80 (+8)
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