LAKE ELMO, Minn.—Four Spartans started the 2023-34 by shooting under par in the first round of the season, led by Lucia Lopez Ortega who is tied for second at 5-under 67, as the San José State women’s golf team is tied for second at 11-under par after the first round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M, played at the Royal Golf Club in Minnesota.
- Lopez Ortega is tied with two others for second place with her 67.
- She made the first Spartan eagle of the season on her second hole of the day, par-4 #11 which played at 410 yards.
- Lopez Ortega finished the day with five birdies made.
- Kajsa Arwefjäll is tied for fifth at 4-under 68, after finishing her round with a clean card.
- She started the day by making seven straight pars before a birdie on #17 (started the day on #10) and then made birdies on #1, #2 and #5 before ending with four pars.
- Darae Chung and Rebecca Gyllner each shot a 1-under 71 and are tied for 19th.
- Chung, in her first tournament for the Spartans, also started her round with five consecutive pars made and had four birdies on the day.
- Gyllner also started her day with four consecutive pars made and had four birdies during the round.
- Tessa Kremser made her Spartan debut with a 4-over 76 and is tied for 53rd. She had three birdies made during the round.
- San José State is tied for second with defending national champions Wake Forest at -11, 277.
- The Spartans trail leader South Carolina by four shots.
- SJSU was one of four teams to make at least 20 birdies in the first round.
Second round action of the tournament begins Tuesday at 10:20 am CT/8:20 am PT as the Spartans will play with South Carolina and Wake Forest.
ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M
Royal Golf Club, Lake Elmo, Minn.
Par 72, 6,395 yards
Team Standings (after 1st round)
1. South Carolina 273 -15
2. Wake Forest 277 -11
3. San José State 277 -11
4. Oregon 280 -8
5. Texas A&M 293 -5
6. Baylor 286 -2
7. Virginia 287 -1
7. Florida State 287 -1
9. Texas 288 E
10. Minnesota 290 +2
11. Duke 291 +3
12. Mississippi State 292 +4
1. Louise Rydqvist, South Carolina 66 -6
2. Lucia Lopez Ortega, San José State 67 -5
2. Kiara Romero, Oregon 67 -5
2. Maylis Lamoure, South Carolina 67 -5
San José State Results
T2. Lucia Lopez Ortega 67 -5
T5. Kajsa Arwefjäll 68 -4
T19. Darae Chung 71 -1
T19. Rebecca Gyllner 71 -1
T53. Tessa Kremser 76 +4