Oct. 28, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - The 18th-ranked Tulane golf team fired a 3-over 291 total and moved up one spot into ninth place, while freshman Belen Goicoechea notched the best round of her young career with a 1-under 71 following the second round of the 2013 Alamo Invitational at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas.
Tuesday's final round will feature a shotgun start beginning at 8:45 a.m. Tulane will join golfers from SMU and TCU on the final day.
Today, Goicoechea got off to a tough start on the back nine with a bogey on her opening hole, but responded with a pair of birdies to drop to 1-under at the turn. Following a bogey on her first hole on the front nine, she then registered her third birdie of the day to drop back to 1-under. Goicoechea enters Tuesday's round in 36th place.
"We had another solid round today as a team and having Belen shoot under par was fantastic," Tulane head coach Lorne Don said. "We've been hovering around par for the majority of our rounds this semester so tomorrow we really want to get our team score under par and our players are motivated to do that."
No. 7 Arkansas overtook first round team leader No. 5 Oklahoma on the leaderboard and leads the Sooners and No. 25 LSU by two strokes, while Texas A&M is fourth and host UTSA is in fifth place.
In the individual race, LSU's Lindsay Gahm recorded a 4-under 68 for the second straight day and sits in first place at 8-under, which is two strokes better than TCU's Sanna Nuutinen and Florida's Sarah Schober.
9 Tulane 290-291=581 (+5) T17 Silvia Garces 70-73=143 (-1) T20 Emily Penttila 71-73=144 (E) T36 Belen Goicoechea 75-71=146 (+2) T43 Madison Opfer 74-74=148 (+4) T71 Olivia Winning 76-78=154 (+10)
1. Arkansas (-14), T2. Oklahoma (-12), T2. LSU (-12), 4. Texas A&M (-9), 5. UTSA (-5), 6. Florida (+4), 7. TCU (-2), 8. SMU (+2), 9. Tulane (+5), 10. Texas State (+8), 11. Louisville (+10), 12. Florida State (+14), 13. Baylor (+16), 14. Tennessee (+18), 15. Texas (+23)
Players Results (Top-10 only)
1. Lindsay Gahm, LSU (-8), T2. Sanna Nuutinen, TCU (-6), T2. Sarah Schober, Florida (-6) T4. Emma Lavy, Arkansas (-5), T4. Laura Lonardi, Baylor (-5), T4. Taylor Newlin, UTSA (-5), T4. Emily Tubert, Arkansas (-5), T8. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, Oklahoma (-3), T8. Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma (-3), T8. Gaby Lopez, Arkansas (-3), T8. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M (-3), T8. Anne Tanquay, Oklahoma (-3), T8. Brogan Townend, UTSA (-3)