May 7, 2009
NORMAN, Okla.- University of Oklahoma senior golfer Kendall Dye fired a first-round 76 (+4) at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday and is in a tie for 30th place at the 6,246-yard, par-72 Scarlet Golf Course.
Dye, from Edmond, Okla., stands three strokes out of the top 10 and just one stroke outside the top 25. In order to advance to the championship, Dye must finish among the top two individuals from non-advancing teams and the other two individual regional qualifiers.
Dye, who ranks second at OU in career stroke average, started on the back nine and was 1-under par after four holes and even after 10. Included in her round were back-to-back birdies on holes 12 and 13 and another on No. 1.
UCLA leads the team standings after firing 4-under 284. Michigan State and Purdue are tied for second place at 295 (+7).
Dye will start Friday’s second round at 11:20 a.m. CT. Live stats of the NCAA Regionals can be found at http://golfstat.com/.