San Angelo, Texas – Aspen Escamilla tied her best single round result of her career to finish 3rd overall in Round 1 of the ASU Concho Classic on Monday, September 19.
The elder Escamilla sister carded three birdies on the front nine at Bentwood Country Club, including two on the last five holes, to enter the back nine first in the field. Despite four bogeys on the back nine, Aspen Escamilla slipped just two places to finish the opening round at San Angelo with a three-over-75.
Aspen Escamillas Three birdies are the second most in the field. She also had the ninth best par 3 score and had one hit with a 3.25 average score. Her one-under, 4.75 on a par five, is the second best in the field.
This is her second straight round to have a 75 and finishes her last round at the West Texas A&M Fall Invitational on September 10 with a 75, giving her a new career-high single round score.
As a team, the Lady Chaps are 30-318 for fifth overall, just four shots from third and one shot from fourth. LCU excelled on par 3s and averaged a 3.30 on the shortest holes at Bentwood Country Club with 6 overs, the second best score of any team in the field. Overall, the Lady Chaps carded nine birdies, the third most of any team in the field.
Behind Aspen stands her sister Alexandra Escamilla, who is 12th in the opening round with a six-over-78. The younger Escamilla sister also carded three birdies in the opening round of the tournament. Alexandra Escamilla shot a two-over 3.50 on par 3.
Prestley Hammond is tied for 23rd with nine over 81s after the first round in San Angelo. Hammond carded a birdie on the second hole, but a pair of double bogeys on the front nine put her past with six after the opening holes. She recovered well on the back nine and shot a three. Hammond’s consistent par 3.00 par 3 average is second best in the entire field.
Lili Griffin sits in 30th place after the first 18 holes with a 12-over 84. Griffin birdied on the 12th hole, but four straight bogeys to end her opening round sent her to a 12-over score. Griffin hit a par 3 one-over 3.25 and excelled on the shortest holes of the course.
Jordan Hall wraps up the team reps for the lady chaps and shoots a 15-over-87 in the first round to take 33rd place tomorrow. Hall also played well on par 3s, shooting a two over 3.50 on those holes in the opening round.
play as an individual, Brynlee Dyas finished her opening round 10 to 82, just one shot away from her best as lady chap. Dyas also carded par 10 in the first round and sits 25th after day one in San Angelo.
Kyra Schmul finished day one tied for 35th after shooting an 18-over-90 in the first round.
Host Angelo State is one-shot in first place ahead of Texas A&M International and finished the day with a 15-over-303. Kathryn Castro of the Dust Devils finished opening day in first place of the event, carding two under 70 in the first round map.
Aspen Escamilla and the rest of the Lady Chaps will attempt to climb up the leaderboard in the finals of the ASU Concho Classic tomorrow, September 20th. Play resumes at 8:30 a.m. at Bentwood Country Club. Fans can follow the live scores available via Golfstat at lcuchaps.com.