ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Arkansas senior Gabriela Lopez posted a second round 70 and is tied for fifth place Monday at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Orlando, Florida.
The invitation-only event features 12 teams, 11 of whom are ranked in the top 12 this week. Arkansas checks in at No. 9 and finished the day with a 286 and is in the clubhouse with a two-round 570.
Lopez, a Mexico City, Mexico, native opened play on hole one and turned two-under with back-to-back birdies on one and two. She added a third on the 14th hole but counted a pair of bogies on the 15th and 16th holes. She finished with a birdie on the 17th and a par on No. 18 shooting 70. That, paired with her first-round 67 are good for 137, just three strokes off the lead.
Senior Regina Plasencia is tied for 23rd overall with back-to-back rounds of 72 for 144. Plasencia was steady opening play with four consecutive par holes. She picked up a bogey on the fifth hole but birdied the sixth and eighth holes to turn even. Plasencia closed her round with 10 consecutive par holes.
Junior Summar Roachell bettered her round one score by three strokes with a 71 on Monday. She is two-thirds of the way through the tournament with rounds of 74-71 for 145. Roachell turned even and picked up three birdies and one bogey on the back nine.
Sophomore Alana Uriell was also steady with rounds of 73-73=146. The Carlsbad, Calif., native is tied for 36th with teammate freshman Cara Gorlei. Gorlei shot 72-74=146.
Top-ranked Southern California continues to lead the field. The Lady Trojans posted a 17-under 271 Monday and are in first place with 547. Texas A&M, ranked No. 12, moved up one spot to second with 564 followed by No. 3 Arizona, up three places with 567. Second-ranked Duke dropped two spots to No. 4 with 568, and No. 9 Arkansas was down one into fifth place with 570.
Play concludes Tuesday with final round action from the Watson Course in Orlando.
From Shauna Estes-Taylor
It was another team effort today. The scores were low and it is really close. We have to go out tomorrow and get some putts to fall. If we do that, there are some low numbers out there for us to get. That is our goal. We are doing some many wonderful things out on the golf course and I’m just really proud of our team and their attitude and effort. We are doing a lot of things right and I know tomorrow their patience and persistence will pay off.
|1||No. 1 Southern California||276-271=547||-29|
|2||No. 12 Texas A&M||278-286=564||-12|
|3||No. 3 Arizona||286-281=567||-9|
|4||No. 2 Duke||277-291=568||-8|
|5||No. 9 ARKANSAS||284-286=570||-6|
|6||No. 8 Tennessee||284-288=572||-4|
|7||No. 7 Stanford||289-287=576||E|
|8||No. 4 UCLA||286-292=578||+2|
|9||No. 6 South Carolina||286-293=579||+3|
|10||No. 5 Washington||291-290=581||+5|
|11||No. 11 LSU||291-292=583||+7|
|12||No. 31 UCF||290-294=584||+8|
|T5||Gaby Lopez (3)||67||70||137|
|T23||Regina Plasencia (1)||72||72||144|
|T29||Summar Roachell (4)||74||71||145|
|T36||Alana Uriell (2)||73||73||146|
|T36||Cara Gorlei (5)||72||74||146|