NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma women's golf team is in a tie for seventh place after two rounds of play at the 15-team Betsy Rawls Invitational in Austin, Texas. The Sooners entered the day in 10th place and improved 10 strokes after shooting 18 over (306) on the par-72, 6,323-yard University of Texas Golf Club course.
With a two-round total of 622 (+46), OU is tied with Nebraska and is 15 strokes behind tournament leader Texas.
Andrea Sellmeyer, who is competing unattached from team scoring, fired a 3-under-par 69 Saturday to climb into a tie for second place. The second-round score marked a career best for the freshman and was the fourth lowest all-time round recorded by a Sooner. Sellmeyer's 69 also stands as OU's second best score this year (Chelsey Collin shot a 68 in the second round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic). In her third career tournament, Sellymeyer stands at 147 (+3) through 36 holes and is seven strokes behind leader Kelley Louth of Texas.
"I'm so thrilled about Andrea's performance," OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. "She is so smart and talented and this really shows the depth that we have on our roster."
Senior Megan Goodwin turned in a score of 77 (+5) Saturday and stands in a tie for 22nd place. Junior Kelly Jacques is in a tie for 25th after shooting a second-round 79 (+7).
Heather Wright fired a 75 (+3) in the second round to move up to a tie for 28th. The junior entered the day in a tie for 54th after shooting 10 over par Friday. Collins, a freshman, also shot 3 over to climb into a tie for 35th.
Junior Kendall Dye is in a tie for 51st place after carding an 83 (+11) Saturday. Jaclyn Stelzer shot eight over (80) in the second round. The senior, who is competing individually, stands in a tie for 64th place.
"Everyone improved today," Ludvigson said. "We need everyone to pull together tomorrow to pick up at least seven shots. It can be done on this course. We look forward to finishing strong here in Austin."
The Sooners will start final round play Sunday at 9 a.m.
1 Texas, 303-304=607 (+31)
T2 Arkansas, 306-309=615 (+39)
T2 TCU, 306-309=615 (+39)
T2 Purdue, 307-308=615 (+39)
5 Iowa State, 314-304=618 (+42)
6 SMU, 313-308=621 (+45)
T7 Oklahoma, 316-306=622 (+46)
T7 Nebraska, 315-307=622 (+46)
9 Baylor, 317-306=623 (+47)
10 Notre Dame, 314-315=629 (+53)
11 Kansas, 323-309=632 (+56)
T12 Iowa, 314-324=638 (+62)
T12 Penn State, 316-322=638 (+62)
14 Texas (B), 323-317=640 (+64)
15 Minnesota, 328-326=654 (+78)
1 Kelley Louth, Texas,69-71=140 (-4)
T2 Hannah Burke, Baylor, 74-73=147 (+3)
T2 Maria Hernandez, Purdue, 77-70=147 (+3)
T2 Lucy Nunn, Arkansas, 70-77=147 (+3)
T2 Andrea Sellmeyer, Oklahoma,78-69=147 (+3)
OU Individual Standings
T2. Andrea Sellmeyer, 78-69=147 (+3)
T22. Megan Goodwin, 78-77=155 (+11)
T25. Kelly Jacques, 77-79=156 (+12)
T28. Heather Wright, 82-75=157 (+13)
T35. Chelsey Collins, 83-75=158 (+14)
T51. Kendall Dye, 79-83=162 (+18)
T64. Jaclyn Stelzer, 84-80=164 (+20)