Oct. 29, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane tandem of senior Maribel Lopez Porras and freshman Emily Penttila each fired even par and the Green Wave combined for a 8-over 296 total and dropped from third to fifth place following the second round of the 2012 Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas.
Tulane will join golfers from Baylor and Conference USA rival SMU for Tuesday's final round and will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Today, the Green Wave began the round from the first tee box for the second straight day but once again stumbled out of the starting gate with three of the five golfers registering a bogey on the first hole. Porras was guilty of two bogeys on her first four holes, but rebounded with a birdie on the fifth hole and was 1-over at the turn. She then played even par golf for the rest of the day with the exception of her birdie on the 15th hole that dropped her back to even. Porras remains 4-under through 36 holes and begins the final day in a tie for fifth place.
Like Porras, Penttila was forced to settle with a bogey on her first and fourth holes, but like her teammate she bounced back with a birdie on the fifth hole and was 1-over through the opening nine holes. On the back nine, she birdied the 11th hole and played error-free golf the rest of the day. Penttila is two over through two rounds and is tied for 24th place.
Sophomore Gemma Dryburgh and freshman Madison Opfer each carded a pair of 4-over 76s on Monday. Opfer is 3-over after 36 holes and in 29th place, while Dryburgh is now 6-over and in 37th place heading into Tuesday's final round.
Freshman Silvia Garces never got on track today and went to the clubhouse with a 7-over 70 and is 56th place with a 10-over 154 total.
No. 9 Oklahoma continued its historic run today as the Sooners combined for a 4-uner 284 and is now sitting at 13-under through 36 holes. No. 25 Texas A&M is second, followed by host UTSA in third place, No. 31 SMU in fourth place and No. 43 Tulane and No. 20 Baylor are tied for fifth place.
Texas A&M's Sarah Beth Davis entered today's round in sixth place but used a 4-under 68 to vault into first place and now sits three strokes ahead of three golfers tied for second place.
T5 Tulane 287-296=583 (+7) T5 Maribel Lopez Porras 68-72=140 (-4) T24 Emily Penttila 74-72=146 (+2) T29 Madison Opfer 71-76=147 (+3) T37 Gemma Dryburgh 74-76=150 (+6) T56 Silvia Garces 75-79=154 (+10)
1. Oklahoma (-13), 2. Texas A&M (-5). 3. UTSA (-3), 4. SMU (+2), T5. Tulane (+7), T5. Baylor (+7), 7. East Caroline (+10), 8. LSU (+12), 9. Louisville (+15), 10. Kentucky (+17) 11. Texas State (+22), 12. Tennessee (+24), 13. Colorado (+36), 14. Nebraska (+46), 15. North Texas (+25)
Individual Results (top-10 golfers only)
1. Sarah Beth Davis, Texas A&M (-7), T2. Emily Haas, Louisville (-5), T2. Taylor Schmidt, Oklahoma (-5), T2. Nico Engstroem Skaug, East Carolina (-5), T5. Hayley Davis, Baylor (-4), T5. Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane (-4), T7. Fabiola Arriaga, UTSA (-3), T7. Kaitlyn Rohrback, Oklahoma (-3), T7. Lauren Taylor, Baylor (-3), T10, Emily Collins, Oklahoma (-2), T10. Krista Puisite, Texas State (-2), T10. Natalie Reeves, Texas A&M (-2)