NCAA women: Okla. State leads; 'Bama shocking 23rd


Haley Moore, Arizona

The first round of the NCAA Women's Division I Championship in Eugene, Ore., was full of surprises, with eighth-ranked Oklahoma State taking the lead and No. 1 Alabama finishing 23rd of 24 teams. The top eight after Monday’s final round of stroke-play qualifying advance to the eight-team match-play bracket.

Leader: Oklahoma State (-4)

Second place: UCLA (-2)

Rest of the top 8 (and ties): Washington (+1), Southern California (+), Arizona (+3), Northwestern (+4), Arkansas (+4), Virginia (+5), Ohio State (+5), South Carolina (+5)

Work to do: Brigham Young (+6), Stanford (+7), Florida State (+7), Michigan (+8)

Individual leader: Haley Moore, Arizona (-4); August Kim, Purdue (-4)

Skinny: Chih-Min Chen led the way for Oklahoma State with a 69, and none of her teammates shot worse than 73. In contrast, Alabama got a 69 from Cheyenne Knight, but no other Crimson Tide players shot better than 76. Defending team champion Stanford is in the middle of the pack at 7 over par.