Vanderbilt leads after NCAA Championship First Round
Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab <br>(Vanderbilt Athletics Photo)
Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab
(Vanderbilt Athletics Photo)

SUGAR GROVE, IL (May 27, 2017) - When first round NCAA Championship play resumed on Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. CT Vanderbilt picked up right where they left off late last evening. 8-under when play was suspended Friday evening at Rich Harvest Farms, the Commodores continued their strong play to reach 10-under before the end of first round play.

Heading into the second round, which is already underway, Vanderbilt is four shots clear of Auburn (-6), Illinois (-6) and Oklahoma State (-6) all of whom are tied for second place. UNLV (-5) is fourth while USC (-4) and Oklahoma (-4) are tied for sixth.

In the individual race Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss, who played in Friday's morning wave remained atop the leaderboard following his bogey-free 6-under 66.


With day one play at the NCAA Championship suspended due to darkness Vanderbilt is 8-under and leading the way. Playing at Rich Harvest Farms the Commodores will finish off their first round when play resumes at the 6:30 a.m. CT on Saturday morning.

Auburn, who completed their first round after a three-hour weather delay, is currently in second place at 6-under, Oklahoma State is 5-under in third, USC is fourth at 3-under. Both Oklahoma State and USC still need to complete their first round.

In the individual race Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss is leading the way. Thornberry, playing in the morning wave opened with a bogey-free 6-under 66.

"I never got in in trouble today," said Thornberry on his round. "I was never really close to making too many bogeys. I was hitting fairways, and if I did miss, I was lucky enough to get a few good lies. I tried to keep it in front of me and made some putts. I tried to make it an easy day."

Starting on the the 10th hole, Thornberry birdied Nos. 13, 14, 17 and 18 before making the turn and added two additional birdies on the 1st and 3rd holes.

-Ole Miss Athletics contributed to this story

Results: NCAA Division I Championship
1MSBraden ThornberryOlive Branch, MS150066-71-69-71=277
2OKMason OverstreetKingfisher, OK120070-68-72-71=281
T3AustriaMatthias SchwabAustria90067-70-70-75=282
T3TXScottie SchefflerDallas, TX90068-68-68-78=282
T3CTTheo HumphreyGreenwich, CT90071-72-69-70=282

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ABOUT THE NCAA Division I Championship

30 teams and 6 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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