Sept. 23, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. - The Oklahoma women's golf team dropped from seventh to 12th place on Tuesday following completion of the second round in Highland's Ranch, Colo., at the 13-team Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of Denver. The Sooners shot a 315 (+27) at the 6,605-yard, par-72 Highlands Ranch Golf Course.
OU, which trails 11th-place Wyoming by one stroke, 10th-place UNC Wilmington by two strokes and ninth-place Iowa State by just four shots, was nine strokes worse Tuesday than it was in Monday's opening round. Denver leads the tournament by 18 strokes over second-place San Jose State.
"Today was a rough day," OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said after second-round action. "We seemed to get ahead of ourselves and thought about our score too much instead of execution. It was a round in which we can say we learned a lot."
Sophomore Ellen Mueller finished the second round as OU's top golfer on the leaderboard. Mueller birdied once on the back side and ended with a 75 (+3) for a two-round 151 (+7). She has played the back nine in 1-under-par fashion over the first two days and is tied for 18th place with UC Irvine's Joy Trotter.
Just behind Mueller in a tie for 20th is Kendall Dye. The OU senior made three birdies on the front nine and an additional birdie on the back nine, settling for an 80 (+8). She is one shot behind Mueller at 152 (+8).
Freshman Kelly Short was solid in her second collegiate round, firing a 76 (+4) on Tuesday. Short shaved five strokes off her opening-round score and is tied for 46th place with a 157 (+13).
Sophomore Sara Hemingway, a transfer from Texas A&M, was in a tie for 31st place after the first round but fell to 60th with a second-round 84 (+12). Junior Andrea Sellmeyer also shot an 84 on Tuesday and stands in a tie for 64th at 164 (+20).
OU's best round of the day was turned in by freshman Brooke Collins. Collins, who is competing individually for the Sooners, racked up four birdies en route to a 1-under-par 71. She was one of only seven golfers to break par on Tuesday. Her performance catapulted her from 50th place to 20th.
"We have what it takes and need to just be more mentally disciplined," Ludvigson said. "Tomorrow we are looking forward to all of the Sooners shining."
The final round of the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate will begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. MDT. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com.
1. Denver: 287-286=573 (-3)
2. San Jose State: 293-298=591 (+15)
3. TCU: 305-289=594 (+18)
4. UC Irvine: 304-292=596 (+20)
5. Kentucky: 302-301=603 (+27)
6. Arkansas- Little Rock: 314-296=610 (+34)
7. UC Davis: 310-301=611 (+35)
8. Baylor: 311-301=612 (+36)
9. Iowa State: 317-300=617 (+41)
10. UNC Wilmington: 314-305=619 (+43)
11. Wyoming: 302-318=620 (+44)
12. Oklahoma: 306-315=621 (+45)
13. Northern Colorado: 322-317=639 (+63)
1. Jane Chin, UC Irvine: 67-67=136 (-8)
2. Stephanie Sherlock, Denver: 67-71=138 (-6)
3. Erica Moston, San Jose State: 68-72=140 (-4)
4. Dawn Shockley, Denver: 68-73=141 (-3)
5. Rachel Raastad, TCU: 75-67=142 (-2)
T18. Ellen Mueller: 76-75=151 (+7)
T20. Kendall Dye: 72-80=152 (+8)
T46. Kelly Short: 81-76=157 (+13)
T60. Sara Hemingway: 78-84=162 (+18)
T64. Andrea Sellmeyer: 80-84=164 (+20)
T20. Brooke Collins: (Individual): 81-71=152 (+8)