Fredgaard completes first round at NCAA Championships
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. – Second year of the University of Houston Karen fredgaard posted a tied 77 for 87e after the first round of the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club on Friday.
Starting his day at No.10 on the 6,384-yard course, Fredgaard opened his round with back-to-back bogeys. The native of Asserbo, Denmark rallied with her first birdie of the day on par 4 14e hole but bogeyed on No. 18 to style his first nine.
Fredgaard suffered a bogey at No 2 and a triple bogey at No 6 before birding on the seventh hole for 474 yards by 5.
Fredgaard earned her maiden trip to the NCAA Championships as one of the nation’s top 10 players. Although the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional was called off without a shot being played due to unplayable wet weather conditions last week, Fredgaard’s No.7 ranking made her one of three student-athletes. not being part of a qualified team to qualify for the best college tournament in the country.
Fredgaard and the course will play 54 holes of stroke play with 18 holes each day. After 54 holes, the teams from the top 15 teams as well as the top nine individuals who are not part of a progressing team will advance for an additional day of stroke play on Monday to determine the individual national champion.
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For Saturday’s second round, Fredgaard will begin his day off # 1 at 9:25 a.m. CDT. She will compete in a group with Celina Sattelkau (Vanderbilt) and Nataliya Guseva (Miami (Florida)).
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ABOUT KAREN FREDGAARD
This season, Fredgaard has become one of the best amateur players in the country and the world. The sophomore leads the Cougars with an average of 70.27 and 12 par rounds or better, including seven in the ’60s, and was named the American Athletics Conference Player of the Year.
She enters the NCAA Championships as the No.5 player in the final Golfstat national ranking and n ° 8 in the recent Golfweek/ Sagarin ranking.
Competing in five tournaments during the spring season, she finished in the top 10 in each event with four performances in the top five.
Fredgaard won the individual title at the UCF Challenge to open the season from Jan.31 to Feb.31. 2 for the first championship of her collegiate career and tied for third place at the prestigious Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National Golf Club from March 31 to April 3.
Earlier this month, she was selected to compete for the international squad at the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup in June.
HISTORY OF NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Fredgaard is the second Cougar student-athlete to make the program’s third individual appearance at the NCAA Championships.
Leonie Harm, two-time American Sports Conference Player of the Year and all-American, was the first Cougar to compete at the NCAA Championships.
The Gerlingen, Germany native became the first Cougar to compete at the NCAA Championships after finishing seventh at the 2016 NCAA Regional Championship Baton Rouge.
Two years later, she posted a 65th final round and fought in the seven-hole playoffs to come out of the 2018 NCAA Austin Regional with an 11e-placing the finish.
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