Making history is making history. But for a brief few minutes it looked N.C. State’s Lauren Olivares Leon had joined a truly elusive club.

On Monday afternoon in her first round of the 2023-24 season, Golfstat’s live scoring from the opening round of the Cougar Classic originally listed the junior from Mexico as having shot a 12-under 59. The unofficial online score had Olivares Leon birding her final 12 holes at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C., to become the first collegiate golfer, male or female, ever to post a sub-60 score in NCAA competition.

However, on the seventh hole (her 16th), the scoring mistaken recorded Olivares Leon for a birdie 3 when it should have been a par 4. After clarifying things on her official scorecard, she “settled” for a 11-under 60—which still broke the record for lowest 18-hole score in the history of women’s college golf.

There wasn’t much time for Olivares Leon to celebrate afterward; the Wolfpack, along with the 16 other teams in the field in the tournament hosted by the College of Charleston, were in the midst of a 36-hole day and so they returned to the course for Round 2.

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