Pressel remains at even-par with back-to-back 72s at Dale McNamara Invitational
Oct. 12, 2010
TULSA, Okla. -- Sophomore Madison Pressel continues to lead the Texas Women’s Golf team at the Dale McNamara Invitational after carding her second even-par 72 in as many days. Pressel’s two-round total of 144 places her seventh on the leaderboard. Junior Nicole Vandermade (74-74=148) is four strokes back for 11th place and sophomore Katelyn Sepmoree (76-73) is tied for 12th with a 5-over 149.
Texas (297-302) is tied for fourth place at 23-over 599 and 16 strokes behind 36-hole team leader Oklahoma (292-291=583, +7).
Pressel began her day with a birdie on the par-5 first hole of The Patriot Golf Club and found a second birdie opportunity on the par-4 seventh. After making a bogey on eight, Pressel played at 1-under until making her third birdie on the par-4 14th hole. A double bogey on 16 – a par-5 – resulted in the even finish.
With second-round scores of 73 and 74, respectively, Sepmoree and Vandermade combined for seven birdies and 10 bogeys. They were the only Texas individuals to play without a double bogey on Tuesday when average scorecards reached 79.14.
The Longhorns will begin Wednesday’s final round of the Dale McNamara Invitational at 8:40 a.m. on the first tee. They will be paired with fourth-place UNLV (292-307=598, +23) and sixth-place Middle Tennessee State (293-309=602, +26).
Team Standings (through two rounds)
Top 10 Individuals (through two rounds)
1. Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma – 67-73=140 (-4)
T2. Ashley Haggard, Middle Tennessee State – 69-72=141 (-3)
T2. Kristina Merkle, Tulsa – 68-73=141 (-3)
4. Victoria Park, Oklahoma State – 71-71=142 (-2)
T5. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV – 69-74=143 (-1)
T5. Taylor Schmidt, Oklahoma – 69-74=143 (-1)
7. Madison Pressel, TEXAS – 72-72=144 (E)
8. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma – 73-72=145 (+1)
T9. Kristen Schelling, UNLV – 72-75=147 (+3)
T9. Hilary Wood, Oklahoma State – 76-71=147 (+3)
Additional Texas Individual (through two rounds)