Nuutinen leads Frogs in Sunday round at Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn

TCU shot a 322 and is in 17th place after Sunday’s opening round of the inaugural Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Rated as the nation’s fourth-toughest event for the 2011 spring season, The Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn includes only top-50 ranked teams.

Sanna Nuutinen, the lone freshman in TCU’s lineup, led the No. 33 Horned Frogs with a 77 and is tied for 43rd individually.

TCU junior Brooke Beeler birdied two of her opening three holes en route to a team-best three birdies on the day. She finished with a 78.

No. 2 UCLA leads the field with a 5-over-par 293. No. 25 UC Davis is one shot back at 294.

Arizona State’s Giulia Molinaro sits atop the leader board after an opening-round 69, one stroke ahead of Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez. Only five of the 96 individuals shot below par.

Monday’s second-round tee times are at 11 a.m. CDT. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.

Team Scores

1. UCLA – 293

2. UC Davis – 294

3. Purdue – 295

4. Arizona State – 297

5. USC – 299

T6. Arizona – 303

T6. Texas – 303

8. UNLV – 304

9. Auburn – 305

10. California – 306

T11. Oregon – 309

T11. San Diego State – 309

13. Georgia – 310

14. Pepperdine – 311

15. New Mexico – 312

16. Denver – 314

17. TCU – 322

TCU Scores

T43. Sanna Nuutinen – 77

T56. Brooke Beeler – 78

T77. Katy Cardno – 82

T87. Melissa Loh – 85

T87. Rachel Raastad – 85