SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The No. 5/7 University of Arkansas women’s golf team posted a second-round 292 with the third-best round of the day moving to second place at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, Monday.
Arkansas, who was tied with N. 19/24 Auburn after the first round, is in the clubhouse with rounds of 275-292=567. Arkansas is just four strokes off the lead with one round remaining in the final event of the fall season.
Junior Gabriela Lopez moved up the leaderboard Monday. Lopez was four-under in the first round and remained under par with a one-under 71 in the second round. Her scores of 68-71=139 have the Mexico City, Mexico, native tied for second overall.
Lopez had five birdies and four bogeys at The Briggs Golf Club Monday. She opened with a par, followed by back-to-back bogeys. Lopez rallied on the front nine with birdies on four, six and seven to turn one-under. She moved to three-under on the back nine with birdies on the 13th and 14th holes but gave the strokes back with bogeys on 17 and 18. Lopez birdied the fourth, 13th and 14th holes in both rounds.
Countrywoman Regina Plasencia of Guadalajara, Mexico, also moved up the leaderboard. Plasencia is tied for 10th overall with 70-72=142.
Sophomore Kayli Quinton, in her first event of the season, is tied for 17th overall shooting 73-72=145. She is tied with sophomore transfer Samantha Marks who posted rounds of 68-77=145. Sophomore Summar Roachell rounds out the Arkansas scoring. The Conway, Ark., native is tied for 30th overall with rounds of 69-78=147 with one round remaining.
“I’m really proud of Kayli’s performance today,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “To shoot even par is great. It was a solid round for her today as well as for Regina and Gaby.
“It was definitely tougher today,” Estes-Taylor continued. “It was really windy and the golf course played very different than it did yesterday. Birdies were harder to come by. Obviously we are in contention to win a golf tournament and that is right where we want to be. We know that our preparation and competition this fall have prepared us for a day like tomorrow. We want to finish 2014 one a high note.”
INSIDE THE ROPES
The Field: LSU 563, Arkansas 567, Auburn 570, Florida State 575, Texas A&M 577, Tulane 579, Oklahoma 584, SMU 584, Baylor 586, Texas Tech 590, Texas State 594, TCU 595, Houston 597, UTSA 601, Texas 605.
T2. Gabriela Lopez 68-71=139
T10. Regina Plasencia 70-72=142
T17. Kayli Quinton 73-72=145
T17. Samantha Marks 68-77=145
T30. Summar Roachell 69-78=147
- Arkansas leads the field on par four scoring, playing the par fours with a 3.94 average.
- Arkansas leads the field with 38 birdies.
- Junior Regina Plasencia leads the field in par four scoring, playing the par fours with a 3.80 average.
- Junior Gabriela Lopez is tied for third on par four and is tied for fourth on the par fives for scoring.
- Sophomore Kayli Quinton is tied for first with 29 pars over the first two rounds.
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