TULSA WOMEN GOLFERS IN 9th PLACE AT OWN DALE McNAMARA INVITATIONAL
Sept. 17, 2012
Broken Arrow, Okla. - The Tulsa women golfers sit in 9th place in a 15-team field after the first two rounds of the season-opening Dale McNamara Invitational on Monday at the par-72 Golf Club of Oklahoma.
The Dale McNamara Invitational, named for the legendary TU women's golf coach who won four national championships with the Golden Hurricane, is in its' third year of existence, but the first time the 54-hole event is being played at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.
The nation's fourth-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, coached by McNamara's daughter Melissa, the 1988 NCAA Medalist for the Hurricane, led after the first 18 holes with an eight-under par 280 score and enters Tuesday's final round action in first place with a 572 score after carding a second round 292.
The Sun Devils hold a four-stroke lead over No. 9-ranked Florida as the Gators carded a 36-hole total of 576. East Carolina is in third place with a 584 total, followed by Oklahoma State at 586 and Kennesaw State's 590 score rounding out the top-5 teams.
Von Wnuck led the Tulsa golfers today with rounds of 74-71 for a three-over par score of 145 and sits in 12th place. Von Wnuck's first collegiate round included one birdie, one bogey and one double-bogey for a two-over par 74. In the second round, she birdied the par-4 third hole, before suffering a double bogey on the par-3 fifth hole and a bogey on the par-4 sixth. She closed out the front nine with a bogey on hole nine to go three-over par, but came on strong late in the round with birdie putts at the par-3 15th hole and finished the day with a birdie on the par-5 18th hole.
Senior Shu-Yin Liu sits back in 33rd place with a two-round score of 151 after scoring a 78 on the first 18 holes and a one-over par 73 in second round action. She had two birdies and three bogeys on her second round today.
Junior Karson Bizzell is in 49th place after a round of 155, while senior Kristina Merkle is tied for 53rd place after her 156 today. Bizzell turned in her best round of the day on the first 18 holes with a score of 74, while Merkle scored her best round on the last 18 holes with a three-over par 75.
Freshman Jessica Lydia is tied for 62nd place with a score of 159.
Florida's Isabelle Lendl is in the individual lead with a score of six-under par 138 as she holds a two-stroke lead over teammate Camilla Hedberg and Oklahoma State's Jayde Panos.
The teams will tee-off at 8:00 am on Tuesday morning for the final 18 holes.
Team Scores 1. Arizona State 280-292=572 2. Florida 285-291=576 3. East Carolina 293-291=584 4. Oklahoma State 289-297=586 5. Kennesaw State 300-290=590 6. SMU 300-294=594 7. Kansas 295-303=598 8. Arkansas-Little Rock 294-306=600 9. Tulsa 307-295=602 10. Coastal Carolina 300-303=603 11. Augusta State 307-298=605 12. UTSA 307-307=614 13. Illinois 311-310=621 14. Middle Tennessee 313-310=623 15. Marshall 338-310=648
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