HOUSTON, TX – Junior Taylor Beckwith (Turlock, Calif.) has jumped out to a hot start Tuesday at Bay Oaks Country Club during the opening round of the NCAA Division III National Championships posting a 73, which put her into sole possession of 2nd Place.
Beckwith who qualified as an individual posted the lowest score out of any player within the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). She opened up the front nine with six pars and three birdies to go -3 putting her on top of the leaderboard. She extended that lead to -4 after a quick birdie at No. 10 and then added her fifth of the day (most birdies in a single round by any participant) at No. 12.
But over the final six holes she faced a tough couple obstacles with a pair of double bogeys and a bogey that moved her back to +1.
She returns for day two competition tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 15. Tee times to be determined.