TEMPE, Ariz. -- The University of Texas women's golf team is in 10th-place after posting back-to-back rounds of 17-over par 305 in the first two days of the PING/ASU Invitational at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona.
The Longhorns opened the tournament with first and second round scores of 17-over par 305 to have a total of 34-over par 610. UCLA is in first-place after two rounds with a one-over par 577 (288+289), host Arizona State is in second with an five-over par total of 581 (283+298) and Texas A&M is in third-place with a 11-over par 587 after recording scores of 294 and 293 in the first two rounds.
Senior Devan Andersen (Guadalajara, Mexico) and freshman Caney Hines (San Antonio, Texas), playing as an individual, are both the high finishers for Texas in a tie for 19th-place with identical scores of 150 (five-over par) after two rounds.
Andersen shot a second round score of even-par 72 and Hines finished with a nine-over par 81. Hines shot a career-low round 68 to open the tournament on Friday. Andersen took five stokes off her first round score of 77 to help keep Texas in the Top 10.
Junior Julia Best (Bulverde, Texas) is tied for 26th (six-over par 150) after carding her second three-over par 75, while sophomore Kelly Louth (Victoria, Texas) is in a tie for 50th-place (11-over par 155) after posting a second round score of six-over par 78 to follow-up a first round five-over par 77 on Friday.
Rounding out the Texas varsity starting five was sophomore Brittany Givilancz (Weslaco, Texas) who is in a tie for 55th-place (76+80=156, +12) and sophomore Ashley Prust (Englewood, Colo.) who is in 85th-place (79+84=163, +19).
Also playing as an individual was senior Lauran Driver (Houston, Texas). In her second varsity tournament of the year, Driver put together back-to-back rounds of 10-over par 82 to tie for 86th-place with a 20-over par total score of 164.
Texas will return to the links Sunday for the final round of the tournament. The Longhorns will tee-off starting at 8:30 a.m. local time for Tempe, Ariz., 9:30 a.m. central standard time.