Women's Golf moves up five spots at Texas A&M
BRYAN, Texas -- Three Longhorns took at least five strokes off of their first-round scores as Texas dropped 24 strokes off of its first round in Saturday's second round of the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial at the par 72, 7,146-yard Traditions Golf Club. Texas shot a 307, or 19-over par, for the fifth-lowest round of the day to move up from 15th place to 10th place. Notably, the youthful Longhorns - with two sophomores and three freshmen playing this week - shot a lower round than three top-25 foes: No. 10 Oklahoma State, the 19th-ranked host Aggies and No. 27 South Carolina.
Texas sits at 62-over par after the first 36 holes with 18 holes remaining. Arizona State leads the 16-team event at 23-over par. Individually, Southern California's Paola Moreno leads the event at even par.
"We're pleased, but we're not satisfied!," said UT coach Susan Watkins. "We still have a lot to prove everyday, but we are on the right track. We simply want to take one day at a time and one shot at a time. I saw a lot of fight today, and that was encouraging."
Sophomore Kristin Walla (Aspen, Colo.) and freshman Arliss Hoy (San Antonio, Texas) each led the Longhorns by shooting a four-over 76. Walla sits in a tie for 20th place at 11-over par. Hoy is tied for 44th place at 17-over par.
Sophomore Caney Hines (San Antonio, Texas) took five strokes off of her first-round 82, carding a five-over 77 in the second round to end the day in a tie for 37th place at 15-over par. Freshman Shannon Fish (Spring, Texas) showed marked improvement in round two, lowering her first-round score by seven strokes in round two to finish the day at six-over par. She sits in a tie for 54th place at 19-over par.
Freshman Alex Richards (Austin, Texas) ended the second round in 80th place after carding an 88.
Texas begins the final 18 holes on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Central.
Texas A&M "Mo"Morial - Traditions Golf Club