Wichita State’s women’s golf team is in 14th place after the first round of the NCAA regional in Baton Rouge, La.
The Shockers shot a 24-over-par 312, led by Taryn Torgerson’s 75. She is tied with nine others for 32nd. WSU, seeded No. 17, trails 13th-place Augusta by one shot. Washington leads the 18-team field with a 2-under 286 at the par-72 University Club.
WSU’s Meghan Schuetz is tied for 61st with a 78, one shot ahead of Bryce Schroeder in 68th place. Gavrilla Ayra is tied for 74th with an 80 and Maria Alejandra Villalobos is 93rd with an 86.
Houston’s Leonie Harm and Ying Luo of Washington are tied for first after carding a 69. Kansas State’s Madison Talley, playing as an individual, shot a 70 and is part of a four-way tie for third.
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In the regional at Shoal Creek, Ala., Kansas’ Yupaporn Kawinpakorn is tied for 15th with a 3-over-par 75. Teammate Pornvipa Sakdee is tied for 55th with a 79.
Both regionals have a second round on Friday and a final round on Saturday. The top six teams and three individuals advance to the NCAA Championship on May 20-25 in Eugene, Ore.
WSU’s Bennett earns spot in NCAAs — WSU men’s golfer Grant Bennett will compete in the NCAA regional May 16-18 in Stillwater, Okla.
Bennett, a junior from Prosper, Texas, is one of five individuals selected for Stillwater. The top five teams and one individual advances to the NCAA Championships on May 27-June 1 in Eugene.
Bennett was named Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Year after leading the Valley with a 71.1 stroke average.
Southern Illinois, which won the MVC tournament, is seeded No. 13 in the regional at Tuscaloosa, Ala.