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Texas, TCU in Line to Make Cut at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

The Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs are in line to make the cut after two rounds of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday.

Texas is in a tie for 11th place, as the Longhorns moved up eight spots. TCU, meanwhile, is in 13th place after dropping two spots.

The third round is on Sunday. The Top 15 teams move on to Monday’s final round before match play begins on Tuesday, featuring the Top 8 remaining teams in the field.

 

Baylor and Oklahoma State will both have to rally to make the cut. Oklahoma State is in 19th place and Baylor is in a tie for 20th.

Stanford is the tournament’s leader for the second straight round.

TCU had a 13-over-par 301 in the second round, following up its first-round 12-over-par 300.

Lois Lau had the best round on Saturday for TCU, as she shot a 73 to follow up her first-round 78. Lau had a two-round total of 151. But it was Sabrina Iqbal, despite dropping from a first-round 71 to a second-round 77, that had the best two-round score for TCU at 148.

Caitlyn Macnab had a two-round total of 152 after rounds of 77 and 75. Valeria Pacheco had a second-round 82 to finish with a two-round total of 156, while Trinity King is at 159 after rounds of 83 and 76.

Texas saw a 10-shot improvement from Friday to Saturday, as the Longhorns posted a second-round 295, following their 305, to finish with a two-round total of 24-over-par 600.

Bohyun Park had an eight-shot improvement from the first round to the second round, as she followed her 76 with a 68 on Saturday for a two-round total of 144. Park is in the Top 10 individually.

Sara Kouskova followed her 77 with a 73 to finish at 150. Then, Bentley Cotton and Brigitte Thibault each finished with 36-hole totals of 154. Cotton followed up her 78 with a 75, while Thibault followed her 75 with a 79. Sophie Guo, who shot a 77 on Friday, shot a 79 on Saturday for a two-round score of 156.

Oklahoma State had one of the earliest tee times on Saturday and the Cowgirls still have ground to make up in order to make Sunday’s 54-hole cut. The Cowgirls shot a 300 on Saturday, seven shots better than Friday, to finish with a two-round total of 31-over-par 607.

Maddison Hinson-Tolchard bounced back nicely after a first-round 78, as she shot a team-best 68 for a two-round total of 146. Han-Hsuan Yu followed her 80 with a second-round 75 for a 156. Hailey Jones stepped back from her first-round 74 to shoot a second-round 78 and finish with a 152. Rina Tatematsu followed her 79 with another 79 to finish at 158, while Lianna Bailey shot an 80 to follow her first-round 76 to finish at 156.

Britta Snyder had the best score of Saturday for Baylor, shooting a 74. She shot a first-round 83 and is at 157 after two rounds. Hannah Karg is also at 157 after two rounds. She shot a 77 on Friday and followed that with an 80 on Saturday.

 

Gurleen Kaur had the best two-round score for Baylor. She followed her 74 on Friday with a 78 on Saturday to finish at 152. She’s followed by Rosie Belsham, who is at 154 after rounds of 74 and 80, and Addie Baggarly, who is at 154 after rounds of 76 and 78.

Iowa State had two individual players in the field and they were still on the course when team play ended.

Iowa State’s Taglao Jeeravivitaporn followed her 77 with a 71 to finish at 148 on Saturday, while her teammate, Ruby Chou, shot a 76 on Saturday to follow her first-round 78 and finish at 154. Both are completing as individuals.  

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