Tulsa tied for second in AAC Championship entering final round
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. –– Tulsa remains in second place at the American Athletic Conference Championships after turning in a second-round score of 290 on Tuesday at the par-72 Southern Hills Plantation Club.
Wednesday’s final round has the makings of a barn burner with just seven strokes separating the top four teams.
Tulsa has a total score of 571, six strokes behind team leader SMU. The Mustangs are at 11-under par 565 for the tournament, while Tulsa and UCF are tied for second at 5-under par, followed by Houston at 4-under. South Florida with a 5-over par 581 total rounds out the top-5 teams after 36 holes.
SMU was 1-over for the day, Tulsa shot 2-over, while UCF had the best day with a 4-under par score and Houston shot even-par.
Going head-to-head on the course, SMU rallied to shoot 6-under par as a team on the final four holes to break an 8-under tie with Tulsa as the Hurricane went 3-over par on the final four-hole stretch.
Lilly Thomas jumped from 10th place to start the day into a fourth-place tie with a round of 2-under par 70, bettering her first day score by two strokes. She sits a 3-under 141 after the first two days. Thomas turned in birdies on the par-3 third and the par-5 12thhole, while shooting even-par on the other 16 holes for the day.
Freshman Jenni Roller and sophomore Sydney Seigel are tied for ninth place with 1-under par scores of 143. Seigel shot 1-over 73 today, while Roller had a 2-over par 74 score.
Sophomore Lovisa Gunnar is just one stroke back and in 13th place at even-par 144 after scoring a round of 1-over par 73. Freshman Grace Kilcrease is in 23rd place with a 147 total after shooting a score of 75 today.
SMU’s Michelle Zhang has a four-stroke lead for individual medalist honors with a 10-under par 134 score.
- SMU 276-289=565
- Tulsa 281-290=571
- UCF 287-284=571
- Houston 284-288=572
- South Florida 284-297=581
- East Carolina 296-287=583
- Wichita State 303-297=600
- Cincinnati 302-299=601
- Tulane 301-301=602
- Memphis 304-302=606
T4. Lilly Thomas 71-70=141
T8. Jenni Roller 69-74=143
T8. Sydney Seigel 70-73=143
- Lovisa Gunnar 71-73=144
T23. Grace Kilcrease 72-75=147
- Michelle Zhang, SMU 66-68=134
- Moa Svedenskiold, Houston 70-68=138
- Anna Nordfors, UCF 71-68=139
T4. Lilly Thomas, Tulsa 71-70=141
T4. Melanie Green, USF 67-74=141
T4. Oda Sofie Kilsti, ECU 71-70=141
T4. Jess Baker, UCF 70-71=141