Day 1- September 10
Pretty solid start for freshmen @caseyy_ott and @ryanbender42 in their first college tournaments. Casey birdied two of her first three holes and is tied for first and Ryan birdied her second hole of the day.
Making the first turn of the day. @ryanbender42 and @jchang1020 are holding steady at even par.
That’s how you start the season! @fairyleo_ fired an even-par 72 in the first round of the Minnesota Invitational. Right back on the course for round 2.
We tried to tell you how excited we were about these freshmen. They aren’t afraid of this stage at all. Big shout to @ryanbender42 and @caseyy_ott on their solid debuts and GREAT second rounds.
Ryan’s 70 is the best score by a freshman since @bellanjohansson’s 70 in the first round of the 2015 NCAA South Bend Regionals.
That’s what we’d call a strong start to the season!
🔵 Tied for fourth
🔵 Five Cats in the top 25
🔵 Two in the top 15
🔵 Best 18-hole & 36-hole starts since Sept of last year
🔵 The freshmen crushed it
🔵 So did the veterans
We are just 11 shots off the lead and showed today we can go low. The final round begins tomorrow at 10:15 a.m. ET with a shotgun start.
Day 2- September 11
Fantastic start to the season for @fairyleo_. She tied for sixth with two rounds of even par and red numbers in the finale. Exactly the type of senior leadership that we need in 2018-19.
That’s a wrap on the first tournament of the season! It wasn’t quite the finish we wanted, but a top-five showing to begin the season with a bunch of new faces and a bunch of new leadership roles isn’t bad. Plus @fairyleo_ rocked!
🔵 Best 54-hole score since the 17-18 season opener
🔵 First top-five finish since March
🔵 @fairyleo_ tied for sixth, tied for her best finish at UK
🔵 Leo posted all three rounds at even par or better
🔵 @jchang1020 had her best tourney since the 2017 Clover Cup
We are right back at it next week for the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee. For now we’re headed back to Lexington for a day of rest, school and practice.
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