CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Oklahoma women’s golf is in second (13-under, 563), and sophomore Isabelle Schlick is in third (7-under, 137) after the first 36 holes of the Hurricane Invitational at Biltmore Golf Course on Monday.
The Sooners recorded rounds of 275-288 and are seven strokes back of tournament host Miami (20-under, 556).
“We played well today, and I am proud of our team,” said Oklahoma head women’s golf coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “This is one of the hardest working group of players we’ve ever had. It is rewarding to watch our players score well. We have to keep trusting the process and pushing forward.”
Schlick started the first round on the sixth hole and recorded four consecutive birdies. The Bad Homburg, Germany, product opened the back nine with seven pars before back-to-back birdies, moving to 6-under through 13. She concluded the round with four pars.
Schlick added two birdies in her first four holes of the second round. After four pars to open the back nine, she dropped a stroke on the 14th and tallied two birdies on the 15th and 16th holes. Schlick finished the back nine even-par 36 with a bogey on the 18th. She moved to 1-under through 15 after a setback and concluded her round with three pars.
“Isabelle had another great day,” said Drouin-Luttrell. “She has an unbelievable work ethic, and it is fantastic to see it pay off in the last two events.”
Sophomore Gracie Mayo fired a career-best 7-under 65 in the first round and entered the second round in first. She recorded a 4-over 76 to conclude her day and tied for 11th.
Mayo moved to 1-under on her opening hole and improved to 6-under through 12 after five birdies on the back nine. She gained another stroke under par on the first hole, marking her third consecutive birdie. Mayo dropped two strokes on the second hole and concluded her round with two birdies and two pars.
Mayo opened the second round with a birdie on the seventh hole and gained another stroke on her final hole of the day. The Newport, Wales product recorded a team-high 11 birdies through the first two rounds.
Sophomore Savannah Barber recorded rounds of 71-72 and tied for 20th. Barber started her round on the fifth and tallied two pars and a birdie. After a double bogey on the eighth hole, Barber recorded four consecutive pars. She dropped two additional strokes on the 13th and 15th holes and responded with back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th. The Fort Worth, Texas, product tallied two consecutive birdies on the second and third holes and concluded the opening round with a par, finishing 1-under 71.
Barber recorded a bogey on her opening hole of the second round and moved back to even after a birdie on the eighth. She suffered a one-stroke setback on the 10th and tallied her lone birdie of the back nine on the 15th, finishing 1-over 37 after a setback on the 17th. She concluded her round with back-to-back birdies on the second and third holes.
Freshman Emily Hun carded rounds of 73-71 and tied for 23rd. Hun started the first round on the eighth and tallied two consecutive pars before a bogey to open the back nine. Hun recorded two birdies on the 12th and 16th holes, finishing the back nine 1-over 37. She moved to 2-over through 13 after a bogey on the second hole and tallied her last birdie of the round on the third.
Hun recorded eight pars to open the second round and dropped a stroke on the 16th hole. She moved to 1-under through 11 after back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th holes. Hun recorded a bogey on the first hole and drained her third and final birdie of the day on the fifth.
Junior Reagan Chaney recorded consecutive 2-over 74 rounds and tied for 41st. Chaney opened the first round with a bogey and moved to 2-over after a setback on the 11th hole. After a birdie on the 18th, she recorded four consecutive pars and ended her round with a bogey on the fifth. The Ardmore, Okla., product tallied back-to-back birdies to open the second round and finished 2-over 38 on the back nine. Chaney dropped two additional strokes on the second and third holes.
Sophomore Raychel Nelke tallied rounds of 76-72 and competed as an individual. Nelke posted a 4-over 76 in the opening round and drained an eagle on the par-5 seventh. The Pocola, Okla., product tallied three birdies in the second round. Nelke recorded her first birdie on her second hole and moved back to even after a bogey on the third. She gained a stroke on the seventh, finishing the front nine 1-under 35. Nelke drained her final birdie on the 16th and concluded her round with a double bogey. She enters the final round tied for 41st.