By NEMS Daily Journal
ATHENS, Ga. – Mississippi State sophomore Ally McDonald will start the second day of the NCAA women’s golf championship among the leaders.
McDonald, from Fulton, shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday at the University of Georgia course and was in a tie for fourth, three strokes off the lead. Regan De Guzman of San Jose State led after a career-best 67.
“I started getting tired toward the end of the round,” McDonald said. “I just couldn’t get some putts to fall. That’s not a bad thing, just to know that you left some opportunities out there and that they’ll be out there the next day.”
The Bulldogs, making their first NCAA appearance, were in 19th place after the first day at 12 over par 300. Southern Cal and San Jose State shared the lead at 284.
Other MSU scores: Rica Tse 76, Elena Warren 76 and Mary L. Gallagher 78.
McDonald and her teammates tee off today at 8:14 a.m.