Hole-in-one highlights UCD’s Day 1 performance

By From page B1 | May 09, 2014

CLE ELUM, Wash. — Betty Chen shot an opening-round 74 and junior Blair Lewis had the shot of the day with her hole-in-one on the 17th hole as the 13th-seeded UC Davis women’s golf team was in seventh place after Thursday’s opening round of the NCAA West Regional.

The Aggies are making their fifth consecutive regional appearance — this time playing at Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort — and looking to finish in the top eight to qualify for the NCAA finals for the second straight season.

On Thursday, they fired a 12-over 300 to finish the day tied with 27th-ranked Iowa State, 16 shots behind top-seeded USC.

Chen’s 2-over 74 paced UCD and put her in a tie for 24th place. Freshman Paige Lee and sophomore Andrea Wong each had 75s and were tied for 35th, Lewis fired a 76 and was tied for 45th and junior Beverly Vatananugulkit was tied for 75th after shooting 78.

Lewis’ ace on the par-3, 165-yard 17th was the talk of the tournament, while Chen had an eagle of her own on the par-4 third hole.

The 37th-ranked Aggies were set to play with Denver and San Diego State Friday morning with the final round scheduled for Saturday.

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • Special Publications »

    Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
    Copyright (c) 2016 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.