Oct. 25, 2010
BOUDLER CITY, Nev. -
Sophomore Emma Betland led the Washington State University women's golf team during the first day of play Monday at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
As a team the Cougars finished the opening day tied for 16th in the field following a score of 309.
Betland is tied for 11th overall following an even-par 72 in the opening round on the 6,329-yard Boulder Creek Golf Club. Betland finished four strokes ahead of junior teammate Kristen Allard, who shot a 76 (+4) in the first round and sits in a tie for 44th.
Senior Allison Travis fired a 79 (+7) in her first round and is tied for 73rd while sophomore Ali Thompson is tied for 89th after Monday's play as she shot an 82 (+10). Freshman Mallory Kent is in 96th place after an opening-round 85 (+13).
Sophomore Ellen Park is competing as an individual at the tournament and finished her first round with a 76 (+4), tied with Allard for 44th.
Play continues at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown Tuesday morning at with the second of three rounds.
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Boulder Creek Golf Club
Boulder City, Nev.
Par 72, 6,329 yards
TEAM SCORES: 1. Arkansas, 277; 2. Washington, 294; T3. Louisville, 295; T3. Arizona, 295; T5. UNLV, 296; T5. Kent State, 296; T7. Colorado State, 298; T7. Missouri, 298; 9. Oregon, 299; 10. Minnesota, 300; 11. Idaho, 302; 12. New Mexico, 303; 13. East Carolina, 304; 14. San Diego State, 306; 15. San Jose State, 307; T16. WASHINGTON STATE, 309; T16. UC Irvine, 309.
INDIVIDUALS (Top 5 plus WSU): 1. Emily Tubert (Ark.), 63; T2. Karinn Dickinson (Wash.), 68; T2. Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho), 68; 4. Amber Littman (ECU), 69; T5. Raphaela Dyer (Ore.), 70; T5. Martina Gavier (Kent. St.), 70; T5. Kelli Shean (Ark.), 70...T11. Emma Betland (WSU), 72; T44. Kristen Allard (WSU), 76; T73. Allison Travis (WSU), 79; T89. Ali Thompson (WSU), 82; 96. Mallory Kent (WSU), 85...T44. Ellen Park (Indiv.), 76.