March 30, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - Oklahoma State's women's golf team opened play on Friday at the Ping/ASU Invitational with a 296 to stand in 13th place at Karsten Golf Course.
The Cowgirls' 12-over score put them a shot behind Vanderbilt at the par-71, 6,121-yard layout. Tournament host Arizona State was the lone squad under par during the first round, firing a 4-under 280 to lead UCLA and Stanford by four strokes.
UNLV's Bethany Calvo and ASU's Justine Lee each posted 4-under 67s to share the individual lead.
Junior Kelsey Vines led the Cowgirl starting five, carding a 71 to stand in a tie for 13th. Vines began her day on the back nine and bounced back from an opening bogey with birdies at the 15th and 17th to turn at 1-under 35. She got to 2-under for the day with a birdie at the fourth before carding bogeys at the eighth and ninth to finish level par.
The Cowgirls will begin their second round at 8:10 a.m. (PST) and will be grouped with Washington and San Diego State.