Feb. 10, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (SMU) - Sophomore Jenny Haglund shot a four-under 68 to lead the SMU women's golf team to a seven-over 295 in the second round of the UCF Challenge on Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club.
Monday's round is Haglund's third straight at par or better, her fourth in the last five rounds and her seventh this season. Starting her morning on the sixth hole (shotgun start), Haglund bogeyed her opening hole of the morning, but kept a clean scorecard the rest of the way, shooting five-under, including four-straight birdies on holes 10-13.
“We got in our own way out there today,” head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. “It was a good day to go low, and we didn’t make enough birdies on a day where there were a lot of birdies to be had. The greens were very receptive and the course was in perfect condition, we just didn’t take advantage of the opportunity today. With that said, I thought that Jenny played well today. She could have shot even lower, but she turned in a good round.”
Classmate Alexandra Rossi and junior Jennifer Park shot matching three-over 75s on Monday. Rossi, who was at even-par entering the round, finished with a birdie and four bogeys on the day. Rossi will enter Tuesday's final round in 35th. Park birdied two of her final four holes, and will head into the final 18 holes in 59th in the 104-player field.
Tournament hosts and 24th-ranked UCF remains atop the leaderboard through the first two rounds. The Knights will take a three-stroke cushion into Tuesday. UCF's Fanny Cnops is three strokes ahead of Haglund at seven-under entering the final round.
The final round of the UCF Challenge will tee-off in another shotgun start on Monday at 7:30 a.m. CT.