Junior Annika Clark birdied three of her last six holes Tuesday during the qualifying round for the championship, finishing at 3-under-par 69 to earn medalist honors by three strokes. She totaled five birdies on the day.
Junior Brooke McDougald also played well, completing her qualifying round tied for fifth, posting a 1-over 73. She had an eagle on the par 5, 403-yard fifth hole. McDougald also birdied the 10th hole.
Clark had the top seed when the 32-player championship for match play began today at 8:30 a.m. She was the medalist at the 2015 event in Waco.
“I was pretty solid all the way around today,” Clark said, who recorded two top-10 finishes for TCU last season. “I made quite a few birdies, and the whole day I was just making some really good putts. I had four feet pretty much all day for par, so it just felt really solid.”
Clark said she didn’t plan on changing her game going into match play.