May 10, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, PA. - Oklahoma State's women's golf team opened play on Thursday at the NCAA East Regional with a score of 299 to stand alone in eighth place at the Penn State Blue Course.
South Carolina finished at even-par 288 and four strokes ahead of Alabama for first place at the par-72, 6,253-yard layout. The Cowgirls' 11-over tally put them a shot behind Tulane for seventh place and three strokes behind a trio of teams for fourth place.
Texas A&M produced the day's top individual in Katerina Ruzickova, who fired a 5-under 67 to lead by a stroke.
OSU's Jayde Panos got in with a 72 to stand in a tie for sixth place. The sophomore made the turn at even par after carding seven pars to go with a birdie at the second and a bogey at the ninth. Panos sandwiched a bogey at the 11th between birdies at Nos. 10 and 12. After a bogey at the 15th, she carded a birdie on the next hole before closing with a bogey at the 18th to finish at level par for the day.
Junior Kelsey Vines came in a stroke back of Vines with a 73 to finish the day tied for 17th.
Sophomore Amy Ruengmateekhun rounded out the lineup with a 79 to finish tied for 89th place.
The Cowgirls will begin their second round at 11:50 a.m. (EST) and will be grouped with South Carolina and Michigan State.