Sunday morning rains caused a lengthy delay in the first round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club.
But that inconvenience did not seem to bother the Miami Hurricanes, who took the first-round lead with a team score of 12-under-par 276.
Miami turned in four scores under par Sunday — a 5-under-par 67 by Dani Darquea that tied her for first individually, 3-under 69s by Kailey Walsh and Delfy Acosta, and a 1-under 71 by Rika Park.
Miami’s opening-round 276 was only five shots better than the 281 posted by UCLA. Arizona State was third in the 18-team field at 283. Host Texas shot an 11-over-par 299 and was tied for 13th.
Darque tied for the first-day individual lead with Jessica Peng of Mississippi State. Miami’s Walsh and Acosta were among eight tied for third at 69.
Natalie Karcher was the only Texas player to shoot under par Sunday. Her 2-under 70 had her tied for 11th.
Sunday’s round was delayed five hours because heavy overnight rains left the UT Golf Club unplayable for much of the morning. Second-round play in the 54-hole tournament will be Monday.