Lobos 9th, Stevens 14th after Two Rounds at Bruin Wave
March 4, 2013
The University of New Mexico women's golf team is in ninth place after the first two rounds of the Bruin Wave Invitational in Tarzana, Calif. The Lobos covered the challenging El Caballero Country Club layout in 58-over 634 (309-325).
Co-host UCLA has the 36-hole lead at 583, eight shots ahead of top-ranked Southern California.
The 15-team field begins Tuesday's final round with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time.
Junior Sammi Stevens is leading the Lobos, sitting in 14th place at 6-over 150 (70-80). She was solid in the first round, bogeying the first hole but posting three birdies the rest of the way. Unfortunately, the 80 in the second round is her high score of the season.
Senior Beth Buchner is tied for 40th at 159 (81-78). After finishing the first round bogey-bogey-double bogey, Buchner recorded the Lobos' low round in the afternoon.
Junior Sofia Hoglund is at 160 (81-79), tied for 43rd. She started the second round 6 over after nine holes, but dropped just one shot thereafter.
Junior Manon De Roey, the Mountain West's top golfer with a scoring average of 73.21 entering the tournament, suffered the worst performance of her 80-round collegiate career. De Roey shot 88 in the second round, five shots more than her previous high score as a Lobo. She is tied for 63rd at 165 (77-88), 21 over par.
Freshman Ira Knopf is 78th at 175 (84-91).
UCLA's Lee Lopez is the only golfer under par in the 81-player field. Lopez shot a 2-under 142 (72-70), holding a two-shot lead over USC's Annie Park (144).