COMPLETE RESULTS: http://www.ncaa.com/content/womens-di-team-leaderboard
BRYAN, Texas â€“ Michigan State sophomore Caroline Powers is tied for second place at the NCAA Womenâ€™s Golf Championships after carding a 2-under 70 in Wednesdayâ€™s first round. The four-round, 72-hole event is being hosted by Texas A&M at the Traditions Club.
Powers is tied with two other golfers for second place and trails leader Â Brittany Altomare of Virginia by just one stroke.
Making her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, Powers made her first round a memorable one, tying for the best NCAA single-round score in school history. A round of 70 has been shot six other times by a Spartan at the NCAA Championships (Emily Bastel: 2001, 2002; Stacy Snider, 2002; Allison Fouch, 2004; Sarah Martin, 2004; Mandi McConnell, 2005).
Powers began her day on the par-72, 6,271-yard course on the back nine, and was efficient right from the start. She birdied three of her first six holes and reached the midway point of her round with a 33, including four birdies. On holes 1-9, Powers carded eight pars against just one bogey for a 37 and closed with a 2-under 70.
The NCAA Championships resume Thursday with round two; live scoring is available at NCAA.com.