Gahm completes round one of NCAA Women’s Golf Regional
May 5, 2011
OUTH BEND, Ind. -- Indiana University freshman Lindsay Gahm is tied for 67th with a score of 79 after round one of the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional, being held at the Warren Course in South Bend, Ind.
The 24 teams and six individuals competing in the tournament will return to action for round two beginning at 8 a.m. Friday. Gahm will tee off at 1:15 p.m. ET.
After a 75-minute frost delay kept the players in the clubhouse, Gahm headed onto the course in the morning wave, avoiding the colder and windier conditions that game to pass for the afternoon group.
Gahm was 2-under through the first three holes, picking up birdies on the par-5 second hole and par-4 third hole. She ran into trouble on the fourth hole with a double bogey, but gained a stroke back with a birdie on five.
"Lindsay was really on a roll right out of the gate," said head coach Clint Wallman. "She was playing well and responded to an early mistake with a birdie on five. After that she hit a rough patch and couldn't get it going again."
Her score was back to even par until bogeys on holes six through nine left her at 3 making the turn. Gahm got off to a solid start over the final nine holes with pars through the first five holes. It took six strokes to get through the par-4 15th hole, setting Gahm back to 5. She added pars on 16 and 17 before finishing her day with a double bogey on 18 to card a 79.
"With her round today she was really three swings away from even par," Wallman said. "But on this course when you make a mistake you are going to pay for it."
As Gahm will tee off in the afternoon wave for round two on Friday, she should avoid the wet morning weather that is forecasted for South Bend.