Crimson Completes Day One at NCAA Central Regional

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Harvard women's golf team sits in 19th place after the opening round of 318 at the NCAA Central Regional at the Scarlet Course on the campus of Ohio State University.

With Harvard in reading period for exams, the Crimson golfers shot their highest total of the spring and second-highest of the 2008-09 season. The team, which won seven of the eight tournaments and dual matches it competed in this year, will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Friday in a bid to get back among the tournament leaders.

UCLA holds a commanding seven-stroke lead over second place Michigan State after the Bruins shot a four-under round of 284.   

Freshman Christine Cho led the Crimson with a round of 79. Cho made just one birdie but stayed away from trouble on the course without any double bogeys. Emily Balmert fired a 78 with two birdies while Ali Bode posted a 79, also with a pair of birdies. Claire Sheldon (85) and Mia Kabasakalis (87) rounded out the field.