Souvannasing is listed fourth on Union's depth chart but won medalist honors last week at regionals and shot a four-birdie, one-bogey, one-double-bogey, one-under-par 70 to hold a five shot over three other golfers, including two teammates.
Souvannasing was 1-under through the front nine with two birdies and a bogey. She got to 2-under but double-bogeyed 15. Souvannasing drained a 30-foot putt to save par on 16 and finished with an eight-foot birdie on 18.
Edmond Santa Fe sophomore Brinn Fariss, daughter of former major leaguer Monty Fariss, wasn't satisfied with her first-round 78 but is the second-lowest score from the OKC area on a leader board dominated by Union and Broken Arrow. ... Edmond North senior Allison Sell, last year's medalist, shot a 78. ... Led by seniors Anna Mikish and Boone, Choctaw is in fourth followed by Southmoore and Edmond North.
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