Osland, Nichols Lead Women's Golf After Two Rounds

 

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

Individual Results

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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