BRYAN, Texas – The University of Tulsa women’s golf team shot a 298 on day two of the Texas A&M "Mo"Morial Tournament to move from 11th place three spots up to 8th with a tournament total of 613. The Golden Hurricane saw four golfers greatly improve their scores from day one, including a great effort by Alex Haun who shot a 74 after totaling 79 on Monday.
Only three squads had better performances on Tuesday – the Auburn Tigers, who are currently atop the leader board with a 578 total, the host Texas A&M and the Florida State Seminoles, who are currently tied for second place with 587 each.
American Athletic Conference rival Houston at 596 and the Kentucky Wildcats at 600 round out the top five teams in the strong field.
The senior, Haun, is currently the highest-placed TU golfer in the tournament after her redeeming performance on day two. She is tied for 26th place with a total of 153. While a double-bogey on par-4 hole 18, her ninth hole, set her back, Haun went on to birdie holes 3, 5 and 9 helping her jump in the standings.
Close behind Haun, two Hurricane golfers ended the second round of play tied at the 30th spot on the board. Junior Antonia Von Wnuck and sophomore Nadia Majidizadeh both sit at 154 total on the tournament, just one stroke behind their teammate. Von Wnuck (76) improved on her total from Monday dropping two strokes thanks to birdies on holes 5 and 10. Majidizadeh’s performance saw a slight dip on Tuesday despite an impressive birdie on the par-3 hole 11. She ended the day with a total of 78.
Franziska Voellinger is currently sitting tied for the 45th position after carding a much improved round on Tuesday, including birdies on holes 8 and 15. The senior improved her total by seven strokes to 75 bringing her tournament total to 157.
The low score carded today for any Hurricane was a 73, just one-over par, from junior college transfer Chanya Angwarawong. Her score for the second round was 13 strokes better than her Monday performance. Angwarawong counted four birdies in the second round, the most of any TU golfer thus far in the tournament. She sits in 52nd place with a total of 159.
First-round leader Kayla Jones out of Florida State now shares the top spot with Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk, who shot a tournament-low 65 on Tuesday. Teammates from Auburn Clara Beana and Alex Harrell are tied at one-under with Lana Hodge out of ULM sharing the third-place spot.
The last round of the "Mo"Morial begins for the Hurricane at 7:30 am CT Wednesday as Tulsa tees off from hole 10.
1. Auburn 291-287 = 578
T2. Texas A&M 303-284 = 587
T2. Florida State 296-291 = 587
4. Houston 295-304 = 596
5. Kentucky 298-302 = 600
6. UTSA 299-306 = 605
7. TCU 303-304 = 607
8. Tulsa 315-298 = 613
9. Troy 310-307 = 617
10. Stephen F. Austin 305-318 = 625
11. ULM 314-316 = 627
T26. Alex Haun 79-74 = 153
T30. Nadia Majidizadeh 76-78 = 154
T30. Anotnia Von Wnuck 78-76 = 154
T45. Franziska Voellinger 82-75 = 157
T52. Chanya Angwarawong 86-73 = 159
T1. Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M 76-65 = 141 (-3)
T1. Kayla Jones, Florida State 69-72 = 141 (-3)
T3. Clara Baena, Auburn 72-71 = 143 (-1)
T3. Alex Harrell, Auburn 71-72 = 143 (-1)
T3. Lana Hodge, ULM 71-72 = 143 (-1)+