Fierro fires consecutive 68s, Cowgirls near lead in Betsy Rawls

Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational Leaderboard

AUSTIN, Texas – Both Isabella Fierro and the No. 22 Oklahoma State women’s golf team are in second place with 18 holes to play at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.

Fierro finished the opening 36 holes at 8-under par 136. By shooting a 68 in both rounds, she set her new career low for a round, which was previously 70. Fierro played extremely well on the back nine holes as six of her nine birdies on the day came on the back nine of the course.

The Cowgirls are in second place on the team leaderboard after carding a combined 9-under par 567. Oklahoma State sits three strokes behind No. 6 Kent State who holds the top spot on the leaderboard.

Fierro trails only Miami’s Renate Grimstad, who shot 9-under par on the day.

Sophomore Lianna Bailey used a solid first round to place her in a tie for sixth place. Four birdies helped Bailey card a season low 2-under par 70 in the first round.

Han-Hsuan Yu carded a 73-71-144 to finish the day at even par and in a tie for 11th place. Michelle Forsland, who missed the Cowgirls last tournament with a hip injury, is tied for 16th place at 1-over par. Freshman Hailey Jones is tied for 32nd place after shooting a 5-over par 149.

Looking to make up three strokes on leader Kent State, the Cowgirls will tee off tomorrow morning for 18 holes.

Team Leaderboard

  1. Kent State (-12) 287-277 – 564
  2. Oklahoma State (-9) 283-284 – 567

Individual Leaderboard

  1. Renate Grimstad, Miami (-9) 69-66 – 135
  2. Isabella Fierro, Oklahoma State (-8) 68-68 – 136

The Cowgirls

  1. Isabella Fierro (-8) 68-68 – 136

T6. Lianna Bailey (-2) 70-72 – 142

T11. Han-Hsuan Yu (E) 73-71 – 144

T16. Michelle Forsland (+1) 72-73 – 145

T32. Hailey Jones (+5) 73-76 – 149

 

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