Women's Golf drops to three-way tie for sixth place in Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational
March 27, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Women's Golf team (296-306=602, +26) carded an 18-over-par 306 in the second round of the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational to drop to a three-way tie for sixth place in the 17-team field. Sophomore Nicole Vandermade (72-76) leads the Horns in a tie for 12th place at 4-over 148, while senior Shannon Fish (70-78) is tied for the same position and leads the Texas 'B' squad.
Wind gusts picked up midway through the afternoon as the Longhorns approached the final six holes of the par-72, 6,255-yard University of Texas Golf Club. As a team, UT played holes 13 through 18 at 17-over par.
Vandermade tied the second-round co-leaders after collecting three-straight birdies on the ninth, 10th and 11th holes to dip to 2-under. Wind affected Vandermade during her closing stretch, though, and resulted in a double bogey on 14, triple bogey on 16 and a bogey on 17.
Freshman Desiree Dubreuil (75-75) put together Texas' low round after carding her second-consecutive 3-over 75. Dubreuil's scorecard included three birdies, two bogeys and two double bogeys. The Santa Ana, Calif., native is currently tied for 22nd place at 6-over 150 along with teammate Madison Pressel (72-78).
UCLA's Stephanie Kono (71-71) and Texas A&M's Sarah Zwartynski (70-72) are knotted atop the individual leaderboard at 2-under 142. Vanderbilt's Marina Alex (73-70) and Stanford's Kristina Wong (71-72) are tied at 1-under 143 for third place, while Arizona's Isabelle Boineau (73-72) holds down fifth place at 1-over 145.
UCLA, Arizona and Texas A&M broke away from the field on Saturday. Top-ranked UCLA (295-290) maintained its first-round lead with a 2-over 290 and improved to 9-over 585 through 36 holes. Arizona (301-285) fired a team field-low 3-under 285 and trails its' Pac-10 rival by one stroke while finishing the day in second place. Texas A&M (299-290) rounds out the top three positions on the team leaderboard at 13-over 589, and holds a 10-stroke advantage over fourth-place TCU (298-301=599, +23).
The final round of the 37th annual Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational will begin at 8:45 a.m. CT on Sunday morning with a shotgun start.
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Results (Top Five Teams) - Round Two
Top Five Individuals
Texas 'A' Team Standings
Texas 'B' Team Standings
On her overall impressions: I'm really pleased with what I'm seeing. We fought hard and carried ourselves with a tremendous amount of composure through some very tough conditions this afternoon. These last six holes here can really separate teams on the leaderboard, and that showed today.