GLEN COVE, N.Y. – LSU sophomore Carly Ray Goldstein put herself in position to advance to match play with an opening round of 3-over 73 in the opening round of the United States Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur being held at the Nassau Country Club.
Goldstein is tied for 38th place in the field of 156 and will need to be in the top 64 to advance to match play for the title, a feat Goldstein accomplished a few weeks ago advancing to the round of 64 in the USGA Amateur Public Links. A total of 65 players presently enter the second round of 4-over or lower in the standings.
Goldstein, from Coral Springs, Fla., had three bogeys through her first eight holes before getting her only birdie of the round on the 299-yard par 4 ninth hole to turn at 2-over 37. He only miscue on the back nine came on the par 4 399-yard 17th hole with a bogey that put her at 3-over for the round.
Goldstein will tee off on the 10th hole Tuesday and will have a good idea of what the cut will be as she goes in the final six groups at 1:10 p.m. CT. Updates on her round will be available on Twitter @LSUwomensgolf and a complete recap in the evening on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf) and Twitter.