No. 8 Women’s Golf Sits in Fifth After First Round at SEC Championship

BELLEAIR, Fla. – The No. 8 Arkansas women’s golf team started the 2024 SEC Women’s Golf Championship on a solid note, logging a 2-over 282 to sit in fifth after one round. Arkansas is two shots behind fourth-place Mississippi State, while South Carolina leads the field with a 5-under 275, seven strokes ahead of the Hogs. Arkansas’ 282 is the team’s lowest round in an SEC Tournament since 2021. Kendall Todd paces Arkansas with a 3-under 67 and sits in a tie for second out of the 71-person field.

Everything was working for Todd today, who tallied a bogey free round with three birdies and 15 pars. Hitting into trouble at 17, Todd saved par with a 20-foot putt. Her 67 matched a career-low round and marked her 13th round at par or better this season. She logged a 3.83 par 4s average, which is tied for the second best in the field, while her 15 pars is tied for third in the field. Todd is one shot back from the lead, which is a 4-under 66 by Texas A&M’s Cayetana Fernandez Garcia-Poggio.

Reagan Zibilski was putting well on Friday, finishing the first round with an even 70. She came up with her first career eagle at Arkansas on hole No. 7, as well as 15 pars with just two bogeys. She is tied for 19th after tallying her 13th round at par or better this season. Zibilski has a tie for the best par 5s average at 4.00 and is tied for third with the most pars at 15.

Kajal Mistry logged a 1-over 71 in the first round. She started strong with two birdies within her first two holes and ended strong with her fourth birdie of the day on the 18th hole. Mistry also had nine pars and five bogeys to finish just one shot over par. She is tied for 23rd on the leaderboard and her four birdies is tied for the fifth most in the field.

Maria José Marin finished the first round with a 4-over 74. She had three birdies, 10 pars, three bogeys and two double bogeys to sit in a tie for 39th. Her 2.75 scoring average on par 3s is tied for the fourth most in the field. Miriam Ayora carded a 5-over 75 behind two birdies, 10 pars and five bogeys. She is in a tie for 47th.

Arkansas has the third best par 4s average at 4.10 and is tied for the fourth most pars with 59.


T2 – Kendall Todd – 67=67 (-3)
T19 – Reagan Zibilski – 70=70 (E)
T23 – Kajal Mistry – 71=71 (+1)
T39 – Maria Jose Marin – 74=74 (+4)
T47 – Miriam Ayora – 75=75 (+5)


1 – No. 2 South Carolina – 275=275 (-5)
T2 – No. 10 Auburn – 279=279 (-1)
T2 – No. 18 Texas A&M – 279=279 (-1)
4 – No. 29 Mississippi State – 280=280 (E)
5 – No. 8 Arkansas – 282=282 (+2)
6 – No. 33 Kentucky – 284=284 (+4)
7 – No. 5 LSU – 285=285 (+5)
8 – No. 13 Ole Miss – 286=286 (+6)
T9 – No. 20 Vanderbilt – 288=288 (+8)
T9 – No. 15 Florida – 288=288 (+8)
11 – No. 34 Alabama – 290=290 (+10)
12 – No. 23 Georgia – 291=291 (+11)
13 – No. 40 Tennessee – 300=300 (+20)
14 – No. 76 Missouri – 304=304 (+24)


The Hogs will take on round two of the SEC Championship tomorrow, Saturday, with tee times starting at 7:20 a.m. CT from hole No. 10.


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