UK Climbs Two Spots on Day Two of Schooner Fall Classic
NORMAN, Okla. -- The No. 22 University of Kentucky women’s golf team moved up two spots to sit in fifth place at 36-over par on Sunday afternoon after two rounds of the Schooner Fall Classic at the Belmar Golf Club.
LSU sits atop the standings at 26-over par, 586, while Arizona State (+28), Oklahoma State (+29), Oklahoma (+33) and Kentucky (+36) complete the top five. LSU’s Caroline Nistrup sits atop the leaderboard at two-under par, as the only competitor under par.
Rounding out the rest of the team standings were Florida State (+41), Kent State (+41), Texas State (+41), Pepperdine (+42), TCU (+44), Denver (+45), Texas A&M (+47), SMU (+48), Texas Tech (+58) and Georgia (+59).
“We played pretty solid for most of the day,” said Kentucky head coach Golda Johansson Borst. “The girls handled the tough conditions better and made better decisions throughout the day. However, we gave away some shots at the end of our round, but we learned from them and can't wait to get after it tomorrow.”
Entering Sunday’s round, senior Liz Breed was tied for ninth at two-over. Breed posted a second round score of two-over par, 72, to give her an overall score of four-over par after two days. She recorded three more birdies on the day to give her five for the tournament. The Waynesboro, Pa., native will go into the final round tied for sixth.
Sophomore Cylia Damerau registered a team-high four birdies during her round of 18 on Sunday. Damerau turned in a scorecard of two-over par, 72, to put her in a tie for 16th at eight-over par overall. The Cham, Switzerland, native made the turn after the first nine holes and birdied three straight holes on Nos. 10, 11 and 12 to begin the back nine.
Making the biggest improvement from the first to second round was sophomore Sarah Harris who shaved off five strokes on Sunday. Harris shot an eight-over par first round, but came back to shoot a three-over par, 73, today. She is tied for 34th at 11-over par.
Freshman Haley Mills finished the day with a nine-over par, 79 to place her in a tie for 39th at 13-over par. Mills had two birdies on the day, but finished with two double-bogeys and a triple bogey on the 18th hole.
Rounding out the Wildcat lineup was freshman Alessandra Walker who posted a 12-over par, 82 on day two. Walker will go into the final round tied for 66th at 20-over par.
The teams return to the course for the final round Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET. For live scoring and complete results of the event please visit BirdieFire.com.
All proceeds from the Schooner Fall Classic will go directly to fund operational costs of OK Kids Korral. OK Kids Korral is an Oklahoma 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and a project of the Toby Keith Foundation. OK Kids Korral is located at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and will serve as a cost free home away from home for children battling cancer.
For more information on the University of Kentucky women’s golf team visit UKathletics.com and follow them on Twitter @UKWomensGolf. The Wildcats finish the fall season at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 25-27.
Bulldogs Fourth, Mitchell Sixth At Brickyard
MACON, Ga. -- The top-ranked Georgia men's golf team came in fourth on Sunday in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship.
The Bulldogs fired a third-round 7-under 281 at the Brickyard at Riverside, giving them a three-day total of 11-under 853. Host Mercer snagged team honors at 27-under 837.
Junior Nicholas Reach paced the Bulldogs on Sunday with a 4-under 68. Seniors Michael Cromie and Joey Garber and sophomore Lee McCoy all signed for a 1-under 71. Freshman Greyson Sigg had the Bulldogs' non-counting score of even-par 72.
Playing as individuals, senior Keith Mitchell closed with a 2-under 70, followed by junior Mookie DeMoss at 2-over 74, junior Sam Straka at 5-over 77 and freshman Parker Derby at 6-over 78.
Mitchell finished sixth individually at 6-under 210, three shots behind tri-medalists Emmanuel Kountakis and Hans Reimers of Mercer and Seth Reeves of Georgia Tech (207). Reach was ninth at 3-under 211, McCoy was 12th at 4-under 212 and Garber was 19th at 2-under 214.
Cromie wound up at 1-over 217, followed by Sigg at 4-over 220, DeMoss at 10-over 226, Derby at 11-over 227 and Straka at 15-over 231. Freshman Jaime Lopez Rivarola withdrew due to an ankle injury.
The Bulldogs will return to action Oct. 14-15 in the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate in Carmel, Ind.
Georgia Golfers In 15th At Schooner Classic
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Georgia women's golf team posted a 308 in the second round of the Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club on Sunday. The 17th-ranked Bulldogs are in 15th place entering Monday's final round.
"I think we're pressing," head coach Josh Brewer said. "We haven't had a really good finish in the first two events of the fall. We've had a lot of situations where we're 40 yards away from the green and miss the green completely. I know from our practices that we rarely make errors like that. We're trying to make birdies. We need to simply a bit and accept what happens. Tomorrow, we get a chance to do just that. Hopefully, we'll gain a little momentum for the rest of the fall and into the rest of the season."
A 75 from freshman Sammi Lee was Georgia's low loop of the day. The Bulldogs also counted a 77 by Harang Lee and a pair of 78s by Manuela Carbajo Ré and Mary Ellen Shuman and dropped Rocio Sanchez Lobato's 79.
"Sammi hung in there and put in a reasonably good score for us," Brewer said. "This is a tough course where sometimes being just a little off leads to five or six or seven bogeys."
With 18 holes remaining, Carbajo Ré is tied for 39th at 153, Harang Lee is tied for 43rd at 154, Sammi Lee is tied for 53rd at 156, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 56th at 157 and Shuman is tied for 68th at 161.
LSU leads the team field at 586, two strokes better than No. 9 Arizona State. The individual leader is LSU's Caroline Nistrup at 2-under 138, two shots ahead of both Jayde Panos of Oklahoma State and Madelene Sagstrom of LSU.
Live scoring during Monday's final round will be updated on a three-hole basis at www.birdiefire.com.