Women's Golf in Third After Two Rounds at BIG EAST Championship|
April 22, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Cincinnati women’s golf team finished the second day of competition at the BIG EAST Championship in third place after scoring a 298 during the second round on Mon., April 22 in Orlando, Fla. Three Bearcats either tied or set a new season-low, including freshman Stefanie Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Riverview) who hit an even par 72, four strokes better than her previous career-low of 76.
“The girls battled hard today” said head coach Janet Carl. “We were proud of how they finished the round. They made several birdies today that helped a lot. We are looking forward to the third round tomorrow.”
Mitchell’s career day paced the Bearcats in round two. The freshman’s total score of 75-72=147 ties her for seventh in the field of 40 competitors and is on track to set a career-low three-round total.
“We are so proud of Stefanie” said Janet Carl. “She has had it under par several times this year, but today she finally got it done in competition today.”
Mitchell was joined in the top-10 by senior Alex Carl (Hebron, Ky./Notre Dame Academy) who finished the second round tied for 10th with a 75-73=148. Her 73 strokes in the second round set a new season low, besting her previous low of 74.
Junior Olivia Dose (Goteborg, Sweden/Goteborg Hogre Samskola) finished the day tied for 15th (75-77=152) while senior Maria Roos (Uppsala, Sweden/Mississippi State) sits in a tie for 23rd (79-76=155) and sophomore Mackenzie Moir (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy) is in a tie for 36th (83-77=160). Moir’s 77 strokes during the second round tied a season low for the sophomore.
“Overall, we are so proud of all of the girls” said Janet Carl. “They all played gutsy and we are proud of the entire team’s effort.”
Notre Dame currently holds the team lead (294-285=579) while Louisville sits in second (287-293=580). Cincinnati (304-298=602) holds a one stroke lead over Seton Hall (301-302=603) which is in fourth place.
Louisville’s Emily Haas sits atop the individual leaderboard with a 72-68=140, four strokes under par. Only four players have registered sub-par scores thus far in the competition.
The Bearcats are poised for their highest finish at the BIG EAST Championship since placing third in 2009. They finished in seventh place in each of the past two seasons.
Cincinnati will conclude its run in the BIG EAST Championship on Tues., April 23. All five Bearcats will tee off from hole one between 8:50 and 9:30 a.m. ET.