Talley Starts Strong at NCAA Regional
BATON ROUGE, La. – Kansas State women's golfer Madison Talley fired a 2-under par 70 on Thursday to sit in a tie for third place, just one shot back of the leaders, during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at the par-72, 6,285-yard University Club.
Talley enters the second round leading the other five players who are competing solely as individuals. She shot 1-under par on the front nine as she bogeyed No. 2 before immediately carding birdies on Nos. 3 and 6. She followed that with a bogey-free 1-under back nine. Talley's under-par performance is the 14th time this season she has shot under par in a round.
“Madison put herself in a good position after round one,” K-State assistant coach Stewart Burke said. “She played smart today and took advantage of the par 5s. This course demands great course management, and she stuck to her plan well. We are looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow and continuing from where she left off.”
A native of Clarksville, Arkansas, Talley is one shot behind a two-way tie for first between Houston’s Leonie Harm and Washington’s Ying Luo, each of whom carded a 3-under par 69 in Thursday’s first round. Washington leads the team competition with a score of 2-under par 286, four shots ahead of second-place South Carolina.
Talley tees off for the second round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at 8:15 a.m., on Friday. Live stats can be followed on www.golfstat.com and final results will be posted on www.k-statesports.com following the conclusion of the play.
NCAA Baton Rouge Regional
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Par 72/6,285 Yards
The University Club
Team Scores: 1. Washington, 286 (-2); 2. South Carolina, 290 (+2); 3. Oregon, 292 (+4); 4. Florida, 293 (+5); 5. Houston, 295 (+7); T6. Arizona State, 298 (+10); T6. BYU, 298 (+10); T8. Duke, 299 (+11); T8. LSU, 299 (+11); 10. East Carolina, 301 (+13); 11. North Carolina State, 307 (+19); 12. Harvard, 308 (+20); 13. Augusta, 311 (+23); 14. Wichita State, 312 (+24); 15. New Mexico, 315 (+25); 16. Denver, 315 (+27); T17. Fairleigh Dickinson, 322 (+34); T17. North Florida, 322 (+34).
Top Individuals: T1. Leonie Harm, Houston, 69 (-3); T1. Ying Luo, Washington, 69 (-3); T3. Madison Talley, Kansas State, 70 (-2); T3. Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina, 70 (-2); T3. Julianne Alvarez, Washington, 70 (-2); T3. Marion Veysseyre, South Carolina, 70 (-2).