Emilee Hoffman, representing Team USA, began competition in the women’s golf event at the World University Games Thursday.
The Texas sophomore shot 75 to sit at 16th in the field of 58.
The U.S. took the lead after the opening day of competition at the Sunrise Golf & Country Club in Taipei, Taiwan. Team USA shot 137 after taking the two best scores from the team. Mariel Galdiano of UCLA shot 67 while Andrea Lee of Stanford shot 70.
Hoffman was 3 over par on the day, but there are three rounds to go. The individual winner will be determined by taking the lowest overall score through four rounds. The team with the lowest aggregate score for 72 holes after taking the two best scores each day will win the gold medal.
As a freshman, Hoffman was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team in addition to being named to the Academic All-Big12 first team. Her season ended with eight top-25 finishes, highlighted by a win at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greensville, S.C. She tied a UT record at the event by shooting 7-under-par 65 in the first round. She shot 210 for that tournament, the fourth-lowest total in UT history.