WEST POINT, Miss. — DeSales alumn Emily Baumgart birdied three holes on her way to a 2-over par 74 that tied for 45th place out of 156 with the completion of first-round action in the U.S. Women’s Amateur here at Old Waverly Golf Club on Monday.

Now going into her third year at Washington State University, Baumgart finished the first day here only five off the lead.

The seven-day tournament continues today with the top 64 advancing to match play on Wednesday.

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