TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma took the first-round lead Tuesday in the windy NCAA Women's Golf Championship, and Southern California's Doris Chen was tied for the individual lead with Denver's Tonje Daffinrud and Stanford's Lauren Kim.
Oklahoma had an 8-over 288 total at Tulsa Country Club to take a three-stroke lead over UCLA. In 20 mph wind gusting over 30 mph, the Sooners struggled on the difficult closing holes, going from 1 under to 8 over in the final hour.
Freshman Alexandra Kaui led the Sooners with a 68, Anne Tanquay had a 70, and 2012 champion Chirapat Jao-Javanil added a 72.
Defending champion Southern California was tied for third at 13 over with Duke and Arizona State. Chen had a 67, while teammate and defending champion Annie Park shot 75.
Caldwell County alum and current Alabama sophomore Emma Talley shot an opening round 7-over 77 and is tied for 70th place heading into Wednesday's 2nd Round.
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