James Leads Wolfpack In First Round Of Nationals
May 20, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - Augusta James shot a 74 to lead the NC State women's golf team in first round play of the NCAA Women's Golf National Championship in Tulsa, Okla.
"I think we had a solid start. We left a few out there on the back, but it's a four-day event," head coach Page Marsh said. "I reminded them it's a marathon, not a sprint. We always have good finishes. We're known for that."
A constant wind of approximately 30 miles per hour throughout the day forced scores to climb a little higher than normal during the national championship's first day. NC State, which teed off at the end of the day on the 10th hole, fought off the conditions to reside in the top third of the team standings for much of the day. Some long holes near the end caused the Wolfpack to drop back to 23rd place in the standings.
James (+4) led the Wolfpack and is tied for 28th in the 126-player field. She is three shots back from 11th place.
"I had a bit of a blip in the middle of the round, getting a double (bogey) and I didn't get the birdies I needed to make up for it," James said. "I managed my game off the tee well. There are definitely some positives to take away from today though."
After teeing off last on Tuesday, NC State will be in the morning wave of teams to hit the course for the second round Wednesday morning. Menendez will be NC State's first to tee off, beginning at 9:25 a.m. ET.