Women's Golf Drops to 10th After Two Rounds

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Women's Golf Drops to 10th After Two Rounds

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After playing the front nine of the Fox Den Country Club in two over par on Sunday, the same nine holes hurt the LSU women’s golf team Monday in the second round of the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Intercollegiate Championship.

The Lady Tigers dropped to 10th after 36 holes of the 54-hole event after shooting a 21-over round of 309 on Monday to stand at 34-over par 610. Ohio State has moved into the lead of the event at 12-over par 588 (296-292). Oklahoma State, tied for the lead at three-over after the first round is second at 13-over 589 (291-298) and Georgia made a big move up to third at 15-over 591 (299-292). Tulane is fourth at 24-over 600 (296-304).

LSU played the front nine last on Sunday and came in at just two-over par on holes one through nine as part of a 13-over round of 301, but toured the same holes first Monday in 13-over par.

“We just couldn’t get anything going at all on those holes,” said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. “We know we still have a good round in us and will work hard to make it happen Tuesday to finish this up on a good note.”

Vicky Meyer, the sophomore from Brazil, had the best round of the day, improving her first round 76 to a second round 75 to stand at seven-over par 151 after 36 holes. She is in a tie for 26th in the individual standings. Isabel Dornellas, Melissa Eaton and Alexis Rather all contributed the other qualifying scores with six-over 78s.

Allison Hanna of Ohio State shot a second-round 69 to top the leader board after two days at 2-under 142, one shot ahead of Onnarin Sattayabanphot of Purdue at 143. Liliana Alvarez and Mary Ellen Jacobs are the top two Tulane golfers at five-over 149, tied for 20th.

The final round is scheduled for Tuesday. LSU comes home after the round and leaves Wednesday for the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational Friday through Sunday.

Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championship — Knoxville, Tenn.

Team Results (Par 288-576)
1. Ohio State 296-292 – 588 +12; 2. Oklahoma State 291-298 – 589 +13; 3. Georgia 299-292 – 591 +15; 4. Tulane 296-304 – 600 +24; 5. Northwestern 307- 97 – 604 +28; T6. UNLV 303-302 – 605 +29; T6. Swedish Jr. Nationals 291-314 – 605 +29; T6. Arkansas 305-300 – 05 +29; 9. Michigan State 301-307 – 608 +32; 10. LSU 301-309 – 610 +34; T11. Tennessee 300-311 – 611 +35; T11. South Carolina 304-307 – 611 +35; 13. Kent State 311-302 – 613 +37; 14. Alabama 310-307 – 617 +41; 15. Purdue 310-308 – 618 +42; 16. Penn State 318-303 – 621 +45; 17. Virginia 327-308 – 635 +59.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-144)
1. Allison Hanna, Ohio State, 73-69 – 142 -2; 2. Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue, 73-70 – 143 -1; 3. Lisa Tyler, Georgia 71-73 – 144 E; 3. Mallory Underwood, Oklahoma State, 72-72 – 144 E; 5. Amanda McCurdy, Arkansas, 76-69 – 145 +1.

LSU Scores
T26. Vicky Meyer 76-75 – 151 +7
T38. Melissa Eaton 75-78 – 153 +9
T38. Alexis Rather 75-78 – 153 +9
T42. Brooke Shelton 75-79 – 154 +10
T63. Isabel Dornellas 79-78 – 157 +13