PHOENIX – (April 16) Vendela From finished round one of the Western Athletic Conference women’s golf championship tied for first place, helping Seattle University finish in second place after day one at the Legacy Golf Resort.

The championship started this morning at the par 71, 6,122-yard Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix, where all eight WAC teams competed. New Mexico State was voted to finish in first by the league’s head coaches, and Seattle U finished third in the pre-championship poll.

The Redhawk’s From led the way with a strong opening round, where she hit a season-low two-under-par 69. She opened the day with a birdie in the first hole, and went on to birdie four total holes in the first round. She birdied the16th hole to go three-under, but a bogey put her back down to two-under, and then finished with par in hole 18. 

SU finished the day with three golfers in the top 10. Besides From, Kimberlee Tottori finished tied for third with a score of one-under-par 70, and Linette Chua finished at two-over-par 73. 

Grand Canyone leads the championship with a score of one-over-par 285, and the Redhawks are right behind with a socre of three-over-par 287, and are ahead of Utah Valley and New Mexico State by three strokes.

The Redhawks will look to use this momentum in round two tomorrow. Day two's opening tee-off is set for 7:30 a.m. and the first Redhawks will start at 9 a.m. Live scoring can be found HERE.