Stanford's Lauren Kim shot a 3-under 67 to open the NCAA women's golf championship at the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Country Club on Tuesday. Kim's score placed the Stanford sophomore in a three-way for first heading into the second round of the 72-hole national finale.
Kim had little difficulty playing through the constant wind gusts reaching nearly 30 mph, and was one of just seven players to finish under par. Kim led Stanford to an opening-round 20-over 300, third-best score among the 12 teams in the morning wave. The Cardinal is one stroke behind Ohio State and Washington. First-place Oklahoma is 12 strokes ahead of the 10th-place Cardinal at 8-under. Cal is in sixth place.
The tournament continues Wednesday at the par-70 Tulsa Country Club.
Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse finished with a 5-over 75, her highest score to par in over a month.
The Stockton Ports (23-23) scored a run in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and went on to beat the host San Jose Giants (20-26) 5-3.