SDSU’s Toscano opens play at U.S. Women’s Amateur

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South Dakota State women’s golfer Teresa Toscano turned in an impressive first round as she sits tied for 24th at the prestigious 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Monday.

Toscano carded a 1-over 73 in the initial round of stroke play, which included over two hours of weather delays as Hurricane Isaias arrived at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md., ready to make landfall. The Jackrabbit senior birdied four of her initial 13 holes on the 6,553-yard, par-72 layout.

“Teresa played well yesterday,” said assistant coach Maggie Murphy, who is caddying for Toscano. “She stuck to her game plan and made great par saves on 16 and 18 to finish off her round. We are looking forward to getting back after it tomorrow.”

USGA shared that due to the COVID-19, many players opted to drive rather than fly to the event. Toscano made the longest road trip of all participants, traveling more than 1,600 miles from Brookings to Rockville, Md.

Due to the forecasted arrival of Hurricane Isaias, the second round of stroke play has been postponed for the entirety of Tuesday and is scheduled to resume on Wednesday morning.

Toscano’s tee time is set for 6:20 a.m. CT on Wednesday.

Following the second round of stroke play, the top 64 golfers will advance to the match-play portion of the championship. An update on Thursday’s play and the week’s remaining U.S. Women’s Amateur schedule will be distributed Wednesday evening.


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