Mulflur Blog: Richmond Shoots 83 In Round One Of U.S. Amateur
Aug. 8, 2011
Husky women's golf coach Mary Lou Mulflur is caddying for Darcie Richmond at the 111th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington. Mulflur will provide reports and photos from the east coast each day.
Monday, Aug. 8: Today was the first day of stroke play here at the U.S. AM. We were able to get to the course without any glitches and Darcie had plenty of time to warmup. We were the second group out in the afternoon wave and all three competitors played at a very good pace which was very pleasant for everyone. Some banter but not a huge amount of conversation.
Darcie ended up shooting 83 which is obviously not what she wanted. From my perspective she hit the ball well, it was her short game that let her down. Her attitude was excellent all day and she displayed a lot of composure for playing in her first USGA event. She hit some great shots and stuck with her game plan all day.
About 20 minutes after our round was finished they blew the horn for a dangerous situation. We were all very glad that we got our round in and did not have to wait out the delay which ended up lasting about an hour. We were both pretty exhausted after a hot and humid day. We grabbed salads from the Whole Foods near the hotel and are just having a bit of down time. We will be out the door at 5:40 tomorrow morning and both of us are looking forward to a better day!!
Below is a recap of the round from GoHuskies.com:
BARRINGTON, R.I. -- UW senior-to-be Darcie Richmond shot 12-over 83 in the first round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at the 6,399-yard, par-71 Rhode Island Country Club on Monday.
Richmond, a graduate of Bothell HS, shot 43 on the front and 40 on the back. She is currently tied for 150th.
Jihee Kim leads a foreign dominated leaderboard by two strokes after firing a 5-under 66.
Richmond will be in the second group off the No. 1 tee on Tuesday at 7:11 a.m. ET.