Manuela Carbajo Ré led UGA with a 71 on Tuesday.
Sept. 10, 2013
TULSA, Okla. --- The No. 17-ranked Georgia women's golf team carded a 15-over 295 in the second round of the Dale McNamara Fall Preview at the Tulsa Country Club on Tuesday. The Bulldogs enter Wednesday's final round tied for 12th in the elite field which includes most of the nation's top teams competing on the same layout that will host the 2014 NCAA Championships.
On Tuesday, Manuela Carbajo Ré led Georgia with a 1-over 71. The Bulldogs also counted a 74 from Harang Lee and a pair of 75s by Sammie Lee and Rocio Sanchez Lobato.
The Bulldogs got off to a solid start, playing the first three holes at 3-under as a team and remained solid through the first nine holes. Windy conditions early on the back side put a damper on the day, however.
"We played really well early," head coach Josh Brewer said. "We were among the low teams and were moving up the leaderboard. Unfortunately, 10-14 were really windy and we didn't adjust very well. I probably should have done a better job of letting them know we might make a bogey or two through that stretch. We lost our patience for about an hour and it cost us. Through 10-12 holes, we were among the best teams on the golf course today. It's there. We just have to go ahead and finish it off."
No. 3 Duke shot 286 to move atop the team field. The Blue Devils are at 569 through 36 holes, a shot better than No. 6 Oklahoma. Rounding out the team standings are No. 14 Oklahoma State at 571, No. 1 Southern Cal and No. 2 Alabama tied at 572, No. 7 Arizona at 575, No. 5 Arizona State at 577, No. 11 Stanford at 578, No. 8 Arkansas at 580, No. 9 Vanderbilt and No. 15 North Carolina both at 582, the Bulldogs and No. 18 Tulane at 583, No. 19 Texas at 596 and Tulsa at 624.
There is a four-way tie atop the individual leaderboard, with Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez, Duke's Laetitia Beck, Southern Cal's Kyung Kim and Tulane's Emily Penttila all at 3-under. For the Bulldogs, Carbajo Ré and Harang Lee are tied for 19th at 144, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 45th at 148 and Sammie Lee and Mary Ellen Shuman are tied for 50th at 149.
"We've shown we can really play," Brewer said. "Tomorrow is a big day for us. It's a chance to beat some teams that could be in contention for a national title next spring. We can show that we should be mentioned in the same breath with those teams. You're never happy with 12th but this is a very strong field. We have a chance to end up on a good note. Hopefully, we can go low and move up the leaderboard."
Live scoring will be updated every three holes during Wednesday's final round at www.golfstat.com.
Dale McNamara Fall Preview
Tulsa Country Club
Par 70, 6168 Yards
Tuesday's Second-Round Standings
Oklahoma State 278-293=571
Southern Cal 288-284=572
Arizona State 284-293=577
North Carolina 289-293=582
Laetitia Beck, Duke 71-67=138
Noemi Jiminez, Arizona State 69-68=138
Kyung Kim, Southern Cal 69-69=138
Emily Penttila, Tuland 71-67=138
Regina Plasencia, Arkansas 70-69=139
Julie Yang, Oklahoma State 67-72=139
Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 71-69=140
Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt 71-69=140
Daniela Lendl, Alabama 70-70=140
Kendall Prince, Arizona 69-71=140
T19. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia 73-71=144
T19. Harang Lee, Georgia 70-74=144
T45. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 73-75=148
T50. Sammi Lee, Georgia 74-75=149
T50. Mary Ellen Shuman, Georgia 72-77=149