Texas freshman Emilee Hoffman tied a school record with a 7-under 65 in the opening round of the Lady Paladin on Friday at Furman University Golf Club in Greenville, S.C.
Hoffman’s 65 matched Madison Pressel’s score at the Stanford Intercollegiate during the 2009-10 season.
The Folsom, Calif., native had eight birdies and one bogey and holds a two-stroke lead over Virginia Tech’s Amanda Hollandsworth. Host Furman had four players in the top 20 and leads the team standings at 7 under par. Middle Tennessee State is in second place at 6 under, and the Longhorns are third at 5 under. Their 283 is the fifth-lowest round shot by a UT team.
Hoffman had four birdies on the front nine and had her only bogey on the ninth hole to make the turn at 3 under. She birdied the par-4 10th hole and the par-5 13th and had back-to-back birdies to get to 7 under with two holes left. Hoffman parred the final two holes and set a school record for an 18-hole score to par.
“I drove the ball well today and hit my irons really solid. I gave myself a lot of opportunities to make putts,” she said. “The course was in great condition, the greens were rolling really smoothly, and I had a lot of fun playing with my other competitors today.”
Texas senior Julia Beck, a Lake Travis High School graduate, shot 1 under par and is tied for 12th. She had two birdies on the front nine, a bogey on the 10th hole, and closed with eight straight pars.
Longhorn Sophia Schubert is tied for 17th place after carding a even-par 72. Texas freshmen Greta Volkner and Dominique Galloway shot 3 over par and are tied for 48th place.
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