Albuquerque, N.M.-Freshman Megan Osland and sophomore Tiffany Nichols each shot a 150 Sunday afternoon to tie for 24th after two rounds of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico Golf Course.
On the par 73 course, Osland shot a three-over 76 in her first round that included three birdies. She then shot a one-over 74 in the second round and made four birdies on her round including three consecutive on holes 5, 6 and 7.
Nichols was consistent on her rounds played as she shot a 75 in each round. In her first round, she made a birdie on her second hole played (#15) and was one-under or even par for the first 14 holes of the round. Nichols then made two birdies in the second round to finish with a 75.
Sophomore Rachelle Reali shot an 81 in her first round, then made a six-shot improvement in round two to shoot a 75. She had three birdies in her second round.
Senior Madeleine Ziegert started the day with a 76. After a rough start to her round, she played the final 13 holes at one under including making a birdie on her final hole (#12). Ziegert the shot an 81 in the second round to finish 11-over par for the day.
Sophomore Stephanie Gibri rounded out the Spartan scoring with a 84 in the first round and a 78 in the second. She made three birdies over her two rounds.
"We are taking baby steps right now and taking it one shot at a time during our rounds," said Spartan head coach John Dormann. "We have to capitalize on our par-five opportunities. We also have to make sure not to miss the fairways on this golf course, or it can get you in trouble."
Final round action begins at 8 a.m. Monday. Live scoring is available on www.golfstat.com.
32nd Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational
UNM Championship Course
Par 73, 6,187 yards
Team Results After Two Rounds
1. Northwestern 586
2. Denver 588
3. TCU 589
4. Baylor 502
4. San Diego State 592
6. Pepperdine 596
7. Iowa State 597
8. Colorado 598
9. New Mexico 603
9. Campbell 603
11. North Texas 605
12. Colorado State 609
12. UTEP 609
14. San Jose State 610
15. UNLV 615
16. Iowa 617
17. Wyoming 618
18. Northern Arizona 623
1. Sofia Hoglund, New Mexico 71-68-139
2. Gina Clark, San Deigo State 68-73-141
3. Kelly Drack, Denver 73-70-143
4. Devon Brown, Northwestern 70-74-144
San Jose State Results
24. Megan Osland 76-74-150
24. Tiffany Nichols 75-75-150
68. Rachelle Reali 81-75-156
75. Madeleine Ziegert 76-81-157
88. Stephanie Gibri 84-78-162
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