Danielsson paces Aggies in Albuquerque

Sept. 11, 2017

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ALBUQUERQUE - Competing against a championship-caliber field — seven of Golfweek’s preseason top 30 teams are in Albuquerque for this tournament — UC Davis finished the first day of action at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by New Mexico, tied for 16th after posting a +22 through the first 36 holes of this two-day, 54-hole event.

The final 18 holes at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A live scoring link is available at UCDavisAggies.com.

After opening her season with a 2-over through the first 18 holes of the tournament, Christine Danielsson caught fire throughout the back nine of her second round, birdying five of six holes to end her day with a round of -3, which helped her join a select group of participants.

Of the 99 individuals competing, only 14 finished with a score under par through 36 holes. Danielsson, who was one of those student-athletes, ended her first day of the season shooting 1-under, the lowest combined score among all Aggies.

The sophomore will begin the final day of action at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course tied for eighth.

Rei Nakatani started her day by shooting three-over through the first 18 holes, and follows that effort by shooting even par throughout the second round. Her steady performance included a birdie on the 15th hole; currently in 38th place at three-over, she is within striking distance of a top-25 finish (or better).

Yoonhee Kim, the last of the Aggies’ sophomore trio, ended her day four strokes lower than her opening-round score, and capped her day with birdies on two of her last five holes to finish with a 77.

Monday’s action featured two UC Davis players competing in their inaugural rounds as an Aggie in Hannah Sun and Madison Wood.

Wood collected her first birdie on the eight hole of the day, then recorded par in seven of her final eight to post a 5-over entering the second round. Throughout the next 18 holes, she birdied the 9th and 11th, then followed with par in six of the following seven holes to end her first day of Division-I action at nine-over.
By shooting par on the final five holes of her opening round, and recording birdies in two of the first three holes of the second, Sun ended her first day of college golf with a 13-over 157.

Thanks to matching 67s, Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan leads all individuals with her two-round score of 10-under. With its 1-under team score, Oklahoma State leads the field with a one-stroke lead over an Arizona squad that posted an even score (576).

Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
Hosted by New Mexico
University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course
Par 72, 6,317 yards
Day One Results (through 36 holes)

1. Oklahoma State, 291-284  575
2. Arizona, 292-284  576
3. Colorado, 293-284  577
4. Northwestern, 290-288  578
T5. San Diego State, 294-287  581
T5. Stanford, 297-284  581
7. Iowa, 292-290  582
8. Denver, 292-291  583
T9. UNLV, 286-298  584
T9. New Mexico, 295-289  584
11. Pepperdine, 295-290  585
12. Texas 295-292  587
13. Iowa State 296-293  589
14. Cal 304-286  590
15. Washington State 296-295  591
T16. UC Davis 304-294  598
T16. Fresno State 302-296  598
18. Central Arkansas 301-308  609

Leader plus UC Davis competitors
1. Bianca Pagdanganan, Arizona  67-67  -10
T8. Christine Danielsson  74-69  -1
T38. Rei Nakatani  75-72  +3
T79. Madison Wood  77-76  +9
93. Hannah Sun   78-79  +13
94. Yoonhee Kim  81-77  +14

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