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HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Madison Wood and Samantha Hutchison recorded UC Davis' lowest individual rounds on Monday by recording 71s during the first and second round, respectively, during the first day of action at the Windy City Collegiate Classic. After the opening 36 holes, Hutchison is tied for 22nd at 3-over, Wood is tied for 40th at 6-over, and the Aggies sit in 13th place in a field that features eight nationally ranked teams.
UC Davis will return to the Northmoor Country Club on Tuesday, and start its final 18-hole round at 8:24 a.m. PT/6:24 a.m. CT when Rei Nakatani opens play for the Aggies -- a team that will compete alongside Oregon and Tulane throughout their final day in Highland Park.
By shooting even par throughout the back-half of a 36-hole day, Hutchison climbed nine spots up the leaderboard throughout the second round to lead the Aggies' contingent. With birdies on her second, and second-to-last hole played during Round 1, Wood's consistent performance helped her finish at even par midway through Monday's action.
Thanks to second-round birdies on two of her final three holes, Christine Danielsson ended her afternoon tied for 51st with a plus-8 score, and remains within striking distance of a top-25 finish.
Yoonhee Kim and Nakatani shot 14-over and 19-over to round out the Aggie field.
Led by Arizona State's Linnea Strom at 6-under, only 13 players carded scores that were even or under par. Her effort is why the Sun Devils sit in second place at even par, eight shots behind an Oklahoma State squad that shot a blistering 8-under on Monday, which included a 6-under second-round team score.
Windy City Collegiate Classic
Hosted by Northwestern
Northmoor Country Club
Par 71/6,200 yards
Team Standings - Through 36 holes
1. Oklahoma State 282-278 560
2. Arizona State 280-288 568
3. Michigan State 283-287 570
4. Duke 286-288 574
5. Iowa State 290-286 576
T6. Florida 290-287 577
T6. Ohio State 289-288 577
8. Northwestern 293-286 579
9. Arizona 295-285 580
10. Purdue 290-293 583
11. California 303-283 586
12. San Diego State 303-292 595
13. UC Davis 298-300 598
14. Oregon 297-304 601
15. Tulane 311-313 624
Leader plus UC Davis results
1. Linnea Strom - Arizona State 68-68 136
T22. Samantha Hutchison 74-71 145
T40. Madison Wood 71-77 148
T51. Christine Danielsson 76-74 150
67. Yoonhee Kim 77-79 156
T76. Rei Nakatani 83-78 161
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Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley.
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