The driving range during the first round of the Women’s NCAA Championship.
Maude-Aimee LeBlanc of Purdue hits her tee shot at No. 7. LeBlanc is tied for first after shooting 67.
Calle Nielson of Virginia at No. 13 took two shots to get out of they greenside bunker during the first round.
Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen, wears a hat with the lettering SKIP, in remembrance of LPGA player Erica Blasberg. Allen was Blasberg’s college coach at University of Arizona.
Madison Pressel of Texas during the first round. Pressel shot a first round 77.
Hole No. 18 at the Dye Course at Country Club of Landfall.
Jennifer Song, right, and Belen Mozo of USC celebrate Song’s eagle at No. 18. Song is tied for first after Round 1.
Hole No. 16 during the first round of the Women’s NCAA Championship.
Arizona States’ Jennifer Johnson, left, is tied for first after Tuesday’s round.
Carlota Ciganda of Arizona State at the first tee.
Individual players, Kimberly Kim of Denver and Nina Muehl of East Tennessee State University walk up No. 18 during the first round on Tuesday.
Jessica Negron of Florida State shot a 69 on Tuesday.
Arizona State’s associate head coach, Missy Farr-Kaye with player Jaclyn Sweeney prior to her round Tuesday.
Marina Alex of Vanderbilt at No. 13.
Kimberly Kim of Denver at the first tee during Tuesday’s round. Kim shot a 73.
Purdue’s Numa Gulyanamitta hits her tee shot at No. 4.
Virginia players placed stickers on their golf bag in remembrance of Yeardley Love, a Virginia Lacrosse player who was murdered recently.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The final hole at the Country Club of Landfall might look intimidating, but so far it has proved to be the biggest aid to players’ scorecards. Though the monster 18th green is bordered on the right side by a steep sidehill that drops to a lengthy sand trap, a tail wind has made the 445-yard par 5 reachable in two. Thirty-five birdies and two eagles have been posted so far through Round 1 of the NCAA Women’s Championship. Just four players in the morning wave bogeyed the hole.
There has been no shortage of excitement at No. 18 either, as clubhouse leader Florida State had three birdies and an eagle there.
Tulane’s Samantha Troyanovich owns the longer putt of the tournament so far, made at that hole. Troyanovich hit a 4-iron to the back left edge of the green before dropping an eagle putt – totaling 102 feet – to the hole cut on the front right corner of the green.
“Longest putt probably of my life,” said Troyanovich, who shot 78 and celebrated the putt with her teammates after signing her card.
She also demonstrated one of the best parts of such a big green: A 102-foot walk to pull your golf ball out of the cup presents many opportunities to boogie.
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