PINEHURST, N.C. —Five current and future University of Arkansas women’s golfers teed it up Tuesday at the 110th Women’s North & South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C. Current Razorbacks Emma Lavy and Meagan Roberts joined newcomers Oliva Lavy, Regina Plasencia and Gabriela Lopez taking part in stroke play on the par 72, 6,563 yard No. 8 course. Lopez, an incoming freshman from Mexico City, Mexico, carded a one-over 73 and was tied for 12th when she came off the course.
A recent U.S. Women’s Open participant, Lopez played the front two over and the back one under with birdies on 11 and 14 getting into the clubhouse with a 73.
Plasencia turned in a two-over 74 and is tied for 20th overall. The second native of Mexico to sign with the Razorbacks, Plasencia was plus one on each side with two bogeys and one birdie in each nine.
Emmy Lavy, a junior-to-be at Arkansas, fired a three-over 75 and was tied for 30th when all the scores were tallied. Lavy was plus one on the front and plus two on the back with her lone birdied coming on 15 with an eagle on the par 3 186-yard hole. Younger sister Oliva Lavy, an incoming freshman for the Razorbacks, finished with a first round 79. Lavy s the third member of her family to tee it up for the Razorbacks. She is tied for 76th overall. Senior-to-be Roberts rounds out the Razorbacks in action Tuesday. The Ocean Springs, Miss., native opened four-over on the front nine and finished with a three-over 75. She is tied with Emma Lavy in 30th place.
Players compete in three rounds of stroke play followed by four rounds of match play to determine the champion. The 117 player field will be cut to the low 60 and ties following the second round and the top 16 players move on to match play.