WOODBURY, Minn. – The 20th-ranked Oklahoma women’s golf team opened its 2018-19 season with a score of 588 (+12) in the opening day of the Minnesota Invitational in Woodbury, Minn., on Monday. OU is in eighth place with one round remaining at the par-72, 6,479-yard, Prestwick Golf Club.
The Sooners began the 36-hole day by carding a first-round score of 290 (+2) followed by shooting 298 (+10) in the afternoon.
“We had a rough back nine during our second round,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “We have a lot to learn from our mistakes and hopefully take what we’ve learned today and apply it tomorrow. We are talented as a team and need to believe in each other and ourselves.”
San Jose State leads the 15-team field with a two-round score of 569 (-7).
The Sooners were led by a pair of underclassmen in sophomore Hannah Lee and freshman Libby Winans. Lee is currently tied for 13th place after finishing bogey free in the opening round with a 68 (-4) followed by a 76 (+4) in the afternoon to finish the day at even par (144). The sophomore has only competed in three events for the Sooners prior to the Minnesota Invitational.
Winans, who is tied for 31st place with a 147 (+3) is making her collegiate debut, posting six birdies on the day carding a 73 (+1) in her morning round followed by a 74 (+2).
Senior Julienne Soo posted a 76 (+4) to begin play then responded with a 74 (+2) in the second round to sit in a tie for 54th.
After shooting a 77 (+5) in her opening round, sophomore Kaitlin Milligan responded with a 74 (+2) to finish the day in 54th place.
Sophomore Sydney Youngblood posted a 73 (+1) in her morning round, recording four birdies. Youngblood finished the day with a 77 (+5) and is tied for 61st.
The Sooners tee off in the final round on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. CT. Live results will be available on Golfstat.com.