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OU Improves Score, Drops One Spot in Standings
February 08, 2010

Feb. 8, 2010

 

NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma women’s golf team fired a 301 (+13) on Monday in the second round of the 54-hole Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R.

Although the Sooners improved their team score from Sunday’s 306, they dropped one spot to 10th place in the 16-team event that’s being held at the Championship Course of the Trump International Golf Club.  OU stands nine strokes in front of 50th-ranked Wisconsin and 13 strokes in front of 49th-ranked Iowa State.

Alabama (582) took over the team lead after Monday’s round and leads second-place Georgia by five strokes and third-place Oklahoma State by six shots. 

OU junior Ellen Mueller continued her strong play and moved into the top five of the individual standings.  Mueller fired a 2-under-par 70 on Monday and is only four strokes back from Baylor’s Hannah Burke, who leads the tournament with a 138 (-6).

Freshman Taylor Schmidt improved by five shots in the second round with a 74 (+2) to jump 18 spots up to 32nd.  She is only four strokes out of the top 25.  Senior Chelsey Collins carded a second-round 78 and stands in 42nd place.  Freshman Aly Seng and senior Andrea Sellmeyer both shot 79’s Monday and stand in 53rd and 63rd place, respectively.

“Ellen had another solid round today,” OU head coach Veronique Drouin said.  “We’ve been improving all week and are showing a lot more consistency around the course.  We’re really looking forward to playing even better tomorrow.”

The final round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic begins Tuesday at 5:45 a.m. CT.

Team Standings:
1. Alabama: 295-287=582 (+6)
2. Georgia: 292-295=587 (+11)
3. Oklahoma State: 300-288=588 (+12)
4. Purdue: 296-295=591 (+15)
5. Kent State: 299-301=600 (+24)
6. Florida State: 310-292=602 (+26)
T7. Northwestern: 306-297=603 (+27)
T7. Texas Tech: 303-300=603 (+27)
9. Baylor: 306-298=604 (+28)
10. Oklahoma: 306-301=607 (+31)
11. Michigan: 309-302=611 (+35)
12. Wisconsin: 302-314=616 (+40)
T13. Iowa State: 315-305=620 (+44)
T13. Indiana: 304-316=620 (+44)
15. SMU: 316-314=630 (+54)
16. Penn State: 319-320=639 (+63)

Individual Standings:
1. Hannah Burke, Baylor: 69-69=138 (-6)
T2. Caroline Hedwall, Oklahoma State: 74-65=139 (-5)
T2. Marta Silva, Georgia: 70-69=139 (-5)
T2. Thea Hoffmeister, Purdue: 66-73=139 (-5)
T5. Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma: 72-70=142 (-2)
T5. Emilie Burger, Georgia: 72-70=142 (-2)
T7. Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue: 71-72=143 (-1)
T7. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama: 67-76=143 (-1)
T9. Victoria Park, Oklahoma State: 74-70=144 E
T9. Brooke Pancake, Alabama: 75-69=144 E

OU Player Standings:
T5. Ellen Mueller: 72-70=142
T32. Taylor Schmidt: 79-74=153
T42. Chelsey Collins: 77-78=155
T53. Aly Seng: 78-79=157
T63. Andrea Sellmeyer: 80-79=159

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