Austin, Texas – The University of Tulsa women’s golf team is in seventh place in a 15-team field at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invite following opening round action Sunday afternoon.
The Hurricane carded six-over par round of 294 at the par-72 University of Texas Golf Club, and trails fourth-place by just three strokes and the first-round leader UNLV by 10 strokes.
Tulsa junior Chanya Angwarawong began her round with birdie putts on holes 10 and 11 for a quick two-under par start to the day. She was even par after nine holes, and finished the final four holes at one-under par, going birdie-birdie on holes 6 and 7 before suffering a bogey on the par-3 eighth hole. Angwarawong finished the day in a 10th place tie with a one-under par score of 71.
Sophomore Nadia Majidzadeh, from Tulsa’s Union High School, carded a first round score of two-over par 73 and sits in 18th place. After a rough start that saw her sitting at three-over par after two holes, Majidzadeh re-grouped for a birdie on the par-3 12th hole, her third hole of the day. On her final nine holes, Majidzadeh birdied holes 1 and 3 to go to even par, but suffered a double bogey on the par-4 fourth hole. She closed out her final three holes with birdie-par-par.
Tula junior Antonia Von Wnuck carded a two-over par 74 and is in 23rd place after the first 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament. Seniors Alex Haun and Franziska Voellinger carded rounds of 76 and 83. Haun sits in 42nd place overall, while Voellinger is in 72nd place.
UNLV shot four-under par to grab the first round lead and is followed by SMU (286) and Baylor (288) for the top three spots. Texas, Tulane and Iowa State are tied for fourth place with three-over par 291 scores.
Baylor’s Hayley Davis and Iowa State’s Chonlada Chayanun are tied for first-place in the individual race with seven-under par 65 scores.
Second round action gets underway Monday morning at the University of Texas Golf Club.
1. UNLV 284
2 SMU 286
3. Baylor 288
T4. Texas 291
T4. Tulane 291
T4. Iowa State 291
7. Tulsa 294
8. UTSA 297
T9. UNC Wilimgton 299
T9. San Diego State 299
T9. Indiana 299
12. Minnesota 301
13. Miami 307
14. New Mexico 311
15. UC Irvine 318
T10. Chanya Angwarawong 71 (-1)
T18. Nadia Majidzadeh 73 (+1)
T23. Antonia Von Wnuck 74 (+2)
T42. Alex Haun 76 (+4)
T72. Franziska Voellinger 83 (+11)
T1. Hayley Davis, Baylor 65 (-7)
T1. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State 65 (-7)
3. Alexandra Rossi, SMU 66 (-6)
4. Dana Finkelstein, UNLV 67 (-5)
T5. Elizabeth Tong, Indiana 69 (-3)
T5. Harley Dubsky, UNLV 69 (-3)
T5. Bertine Strauss, Texas 69 (-3)
TU men finish 10th in Rod Myers Invitational
DURHAM, N.C. – The University of Tulsa wrapped up the Rod Myers Invitational Sunday morning finishing the tournament with a total of 598 and in 10th place. The Golden Hurricane carded rounds of 286 and 312 through the weekend after play was cut from 54-holes to 36 due to weather delays mid-second round on Saturday.
The Tulsa golfers had each completed four or five holes before play was called off Saturday evening and went back to the par-72 Duke Golf Club to finish the round and the tournament Sunday morning.
Senior Matt Mabrey, who tied for 18th place, started the round at 2-over par Sunday morning. He carded birdies on holes 8, 9 and 12 but still finished the day with a 4-over par 76 and a total of 145 for the two rounds.
Fellow senior Colton Staggs shot a 78 in round two for a 150 total on the weekend Sophomores Matthew Marquez and Francisco Yanez came into the clubhouse separated by one stroke at 153 and 154, respectively. Senior Cody Kent finished round two with a score of 78, for a 36-hole total of 158.
American Athletic Conference foe East Carolina took home the team title with a two-round total of 561, 15 strokes under par. The Pirates performance was in large part thanks to George Kilgore who won individual medalist honors with a 7-under par score of 137, as well as two other golfers who finished in the top-10.
Next up the Hurricane will close out their fall season at the Grove Intercollegiate tournament in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Oct. 26-28.
1. East Carolina 281-280=561
2. North Carolina 278-290=568
3. Baylor 286-284=570
4. Duke 291-290=581
5. Charlotte 287-300=587
6. Northwestern 295-293=588
T7. Michigan State 288-304=592
T7. Iowa 295-297=592
9. Notre Dame 296-300=596
10. Tulsa 286-312=598
11. Liberty 287-313=600
12. Dartmouth 304-308=612
T14. Matt Mabrey 69-76=145
T25. Colton Staggs 72-78=150
T37. Matthew Marquez 73-80=153
T45. Francisco Yanez 72-82=154
T62. Cody Kent 80-78=158
1. George Kilgore, East Carolina 68-69=137
T2. Kyle Jones, Baylor 69-70=139
T2. Matt Rushton, Notre Dame 68-71=139
T4. William Register, North Carolina 68-72=140
T4. Wesley Conover, East Carolina 72-68=140