Oklahoma women’s golf is in fourth place after the opening day at the Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Fla. The Sooners carded a 291 (+3) in the first round of the spring season and responded with a 280 (-8) in the afternoon at the 6,262-yard, par-72 Duran Golf Club.
OU improved 11 shots in the second round on Monday to bring the team’s 36-hole score to 571 (-5). The Sooners are two strokes out of the lead as Louisville leads the field with a 36-hole score of 569 (-7).
“Today was a rollercoaster for us as a team,” said OU assistant coach Ryan Sirman. “We saw a lot of great things happen but also made our share of mental mistakes as well. However no one is perfect in this game and so your always going to fave adversity. The girls showed their toughness and desire to fight back. It would have been easy for them to quit on themselves and say oh well today just wasn’t my day. Instead they created their own magic and tuned it around and now have an opportunity to go win a golf tournament tomorrow. Very proud of them.”
Freshman Libby Winans is tied for first place after firing a 3-under 69 then a 67 for a combined score of 8-under 136. Winans recorded 10 birdies throughout the day.
Senior Julienne Soo is one shot out of the top 10, tied for 12th place with a 143. Sophomore Kaitlin Milligan and redshirt-sophomore Sydney Youngblood both opened the tournament with a 75 and responded with a 71 in their second rounds.
Senior Karen Arimoto is tied for 64th at 151.
The Sooners compete in the final round Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT with a shotgun start. Live scoring is available on GolfStat.com.