Fish and Vandermade lead Women's Golf after two rounds at the Central District Invitational
Feb. 16, 2009
PARRISH, Fla. -- Junior Shannon Fish (78-75=153, +9) and freshman Nicole Vandermade (78-75=153, +9) paced The University of Texas women’s golf team with second-round scores of 3-over-par 75 and are tied for 33rd place after 36 holes at the Central District Invitational. The Longhorns (315-304=619, +43) shaved 11 strokes off of their first-round score of 315 and finished the day in 11th place with a 43-over 619.
Fish and Vandermade carded nearly identical scorecards in the opening round, as both struggled with bogeys on the River Wilderness Country Club’s lengthy par-4 holes and each succumbed to a double bogey in their morning rounds and finished at 6-over 78.
Beginning the afternoon on the eighth hole of the par-72, 6,099-yard course, Fish balanced three birdies on her first 10 holes with a birdie-bogey combination on the fourth and fifth holes to finish at 3-over for the round and 9-over for the day. Vandermade finished with the same numbers on her scorecard in a second round that saw four bogeys, three birdies and another double bogey.
Senior Caney Hines (80-76=156, +12) is three strokes behind teammates Fish and Vandermade and tied for 45th at 12-over, while senior Kelley Louth (79-78=157, +13) is tied for 49th. Senior Kristin Walla (81-78=159, +15) rounds out the Longhorns with a 15-over 159 and is tied for 55th place.
Auburn (284-295=579, +3) holds a 10-stroke lead over current runner-up LSU (292-297=589, +13) on the team leaderboard. Purdue (305-286=591, +15) is in third place at 15-over 591 in the 15-team field.
The final round of the Central District Invitational will begin Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. CT with a shotgun start.
1. Auburn (284-295=579, +3)
2. LSU (292-297=589, +13)
3. Purdue (305-286=591, +15)
4. Duke (294-298=592, +16)
5. Michigan State (304-297=601, +25)
6. TCU (310-292=602, +26)
7. Ohio State (304-301=605, +29)
8. Kent State (313-293=606, +30)
9. Oklahoma (309-298=607, +31)
10. Iowa State (315-302=617, +41)
11. Texas (315-304=619, +43)
12. Kansas (319-306=625, +49)
13. Missouri (318-308=626, +50)
T14. South Carolina (309-319=628, +52)
T14. Michigan (322-306=628, +52)
On the play of Vandermade and Fish: Nicole and Shannon both the hit ball really well, especially in the second round. Nicole managed herself much better with some good up-and-downs in the afternoon, but she had two three-putts on her final two holes that set her back a bit.