Sophomore golfer shot 7 over par in each of her two rounds in Colorado Springs.
July 9, 2011
NORMAN, Okla. -- Just as University of Oklahoma sophomore Emily Collins was set to tee off in Thursday's first round of the U.S. Women's Open in Colorado Springs, Colo., play was suspended due to dangerous weather conditions. Forced to play two rounds on Friday, Collins shot 14 over par and will miss the cut for the final two rounds.
Collins, who joined Isabelle (Blais) Beisiegel (1998) as the only Sooners to ever play in the U.S. Women's Open while enrolled at OU, carded a 7-over 78 in each of her two rounds at the 7-047-yard, par-71 Broadmoor East Course. She began the day at 7:45 a.m. on hole No. 10 and was at +7 through her first seven holes before rallying to play the final 11 holes at even par.
Collins' afternoon round, which started at 1:45 p.m., got off to a good start as she birdied three of her first eight holes was at -1 through nine. She stood at +2 for the round through 14 holes when play was suspended due to weather. The hour-long delay adversely affected Collins, who shot +5 over the final four holes.
"I knew today would be a long day because of the weather conditions and I definitely struggled with my focus on my final nine holes," said Collins. "I know that happens in golf and there was nothing I could do, but I will definitely never forget this week.
"This overall experience was unbelievable. I had so much fun and learned a lot. I loved the course and I now know what I need to do going into my next summer tournaments and then my fall season at OU."
The U.S. Women's Open started off with a field of 156 golfers. After 36 holes, the field is cut to the low 60 scores and any player within 10 strokes of the leader.