OKLAHOMA WOMEN GOLFERS CONTINUE TO LEAD AT NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 21, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma -
Oklahoma continues to lead at the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships as second round play concluded Wednesday at the par-70 Tulsa Country Club course. Sooner freshman Alexandra Kaui also sits in first-place for the individual title after 36 holes with an overall five-under par score.
The wind conditions on Wednesday were quite an improvement over Tuesday's opening round, as wind gusts topped out at 26 MPH throughout much of the day after yesterday's high gusts of 34 MPH.
The Sooners hold a three-stroke lead over second-place Duke, 575 to 578. Oklahoma shot one-stroke better than their opening round with a seven-over par score of 287 today. Duke turned in a round of 285 on Wednesday to jump from third to second place. Five PAC-12 schools - 5th-ranked Arizona State (580), 2nd-ranked UCLA (584), 11th-ranked Arizona, No. 1-ranked USC (584) and 12th-ranked Stanford (586) take up third through seventh-place and are separated by six strokes.
North Carolina State turned in the best team round of the day with a four-over par 284, while Duke and Mississippi State scores of 285 were the next best 18-hole scores on the day. Mississippi State is in eighth place with a 587 total, while NC State sits in 13th place at 591 for the first two rounds.
Oklahoma's Kaui turned in a three-under par round of 67 for a two-day total of five-under par 135 and leads the individual race by three strokes over Michigan State's Allyssa Ferrell and Stanford's. Kaui was even-par after nine holes with one bogey and a birdie on hole nine. She closed the back nine by shooting three-under par over her final four holes, knocking in an eagle on the par-4 15th hole and a birdie putt on the par-3 17th.
Ferrell carded her second straight round of 69 for a 138 total. After making the turn at two-over par, she turned in three birdies on her second nine holes to finish at one-under par for the day. Kim was steady throughout the second round with 17 pars and just one bogey coming on her 10th hole, the par-4 first.
Tournament play will resume on Thursday morning with the first tee times at 7:30 am.
Individual day tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for children) can be purchased at the Tulsa Country Club on the event day.
The University of Tulsa and Tulsa Sports Commission join the Tulsa Country Club as hosts of the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships.
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