University of Iowa golfer Glesne sets pace with first-round 72 at CGA Women’s Stroke Play
by Gary Baines
Kristin Glesne, a senior-to-be on the University of Iowa women’s golf team, shot an even-par 72 and took a one-stroke lead after Wednesday’s opening round of the 71st CGA Women’s Stroke Play at Black Bear Golf Club in Parker.
Glesne, a 21-year-old from San Antonio, made two birdies and two bogeys on Wednesday. (She’s pictured in a photo from hawkeyesports.com.)
Three Coloradans who are also in the midst of their college golf careers share second place at 73. That includes Anna Kennedy from Colorado Golf Club (Brigham Young University), Erin Sargent of Twin Peaks Golf Course (University of Wyoming) and Jaclyn Murray of Bookcliff Country Club (University of Colorado).
Sargent tied for second in this event last year, while Kennedy was fifth and Murray eighth. Murray made four birdies on Wednesday, Kennedy three and Sargent two.
Kelsey Webster of Boulder Country Club, who will play her college golf at CU beginning in the fall, holds fifth place at 75.
Jennifer Kupcho of Westminster, the 2018 women’s NCAA Division I individual champion, has won the Women’s Stroke Play by double digits each of the last three years, but isn’t defending her title this week.
The 54-hole Women’s Stroke Play will continue through Friday. The championship flight will be comprised of the players with the top 12 gross scores after Thursday’s second round.
For scores from all flights of the Women’s Stroke Play, CLICK HERE.