Lady Mocs Fifth After Two Rounds of Samford Intercollegiate

ONEONTA, Ala. The Chattanooga women’s golf team is fifth after two rounds Saturday of the Sixth Annual Samford Women’s Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,987 yard Limestone Springs Golf Course in Oneonta, Ala.


The Lady Mocs were third after the first round with a 300 and followed it with a 303 in the afternoon round. Freshman Emma de Groot shot even par in the first round then followed with a 1-under 71 for a two-round score of 143. She is two strokes off the lead held by Tulsa University’s Tara Goedeken and tied with Illinois University’s Kristine Cook.


Tulsa leads the 15-team pack by 17 strokes with Illinois trailing at second and Murray State, Jacksonville State and Chattanooga rounding out the top five. Missouri State, Belmont and Bradley are tied at sixth place followed by Samford at ninth. South Alabama is four strokes behind Samford at 10th, followed by Birmingham-Southern at 11th place, UAB at 12th, Western Kentucky at 13th, Xavier at 14th and Lipscomb at 15th.


The top five players are separated by only four strokes. Tulsa's Tara Goedeken leads the field, shooting 141 (70-71) on the day followed by Emma deGroot (UTC) and Kristine Cook (Illinois) tied at second only two strokes behind. Micheala Cavener (Tulsa) and Amy Phalaljivin (Missouri State) round out the top five.

Victoria Sansom, of Western Kentucky, currently ranked 48th, made the only hole-in-one of the day on the fifth hole in the second round.


Freshman Christine Wolf is tied for 12th with a two-round score of 148 after shooting back-to-back 74’s. Sophomore Katie Taylor shot a first-round 72 tying her for the fifth spot after 18 holes, but a second round 83 dropped her to 26th with a 155. Sophomore Kayla Stewart shot an 82 in the opening round and came back with a 75 in round two for a two-round score of 157, just two shots behind Taylor.


Play resumes in the Samford Intercollegiate Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The teams will play another 18 holes to complete the final round of the two-day event. A full recap and results will be available on upon the completion of the tournament.


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