Naveed Gets NCAA Championships Underway
The junior standout is tied for 97th after the first round.
STILLWATER, Oklahoma – Pepperdine junior Hira Naveed got the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships underway on Friday with the first round of competition.
Naveed (Perth, Australia) shot an 80 and is tied for 97th place out of 132 golfers at the par-72 Karsten Creek Golf Club.
Naveed’s round got off to a great start as she birdied the par-4 #10, her first hole. That would be her only birdie of the day, however. She had a nice stretch of five consecutive pars between 15 and 1 but ran into a bit more trouble over her final eight holes.
For Saturday’s second round, Naveed will start on the #1 tee at 1:10 p.m. CT.
Naveed, a junior, qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual after tying for sixth place at the NCAA San Francisco Regional. This is her second straight NCAA appearance, as she tied for 32nd place last year. Naveed is a three-time All-WCC first team honoree who is ranked 74th nationally by Golfstat.
In the team standings, USC (+3) had a one-shot lead over Alabama (+4). The individual leader is Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest with a 7-under 65.