Mustangs Remain In Eighth Through Two Rounds Of DAC/SMU Invitational

Go smu! Sophomore Jenny Haglund
Go smu!
Sophomore Jenny Haglund
Go smu!

April 5, 2014

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DALLAS (SMU) - Sophomore Jenny Haglund shot a two-over 74 to lead the SMU women's golf team to a 17-over 305 in the DAC/SMU Invitational Second Round on Saturday. The Mustangs improved their team score by three strokes from round one to round two, while Haglund improved by two.

"I think that we played a lot better out there today. We played smarter golf throughout the round," head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. "I thought we had a lot of opportunities to make putts, but we just didn't roll the ball as well as we would have liked. Tomorrow we hope to put it all together, keep playing position golf and make some putts. We fought hard in tough conditions again today, the putting was just missing."

Haglund will enter Sunday's final round in 14th, gaining four spots on the leaderboard in the middle day. The Mustang sophomore pared 16 holes on the afternoon, including each of the first 15.

Freshman Katie Page shot a six-over 78 on Saturday, and is three spots off the pace for her third top-20 finish in the last four tournaments. Page recorded a team-high four birdies on Saturday, including an 18th-hole birdie for the second-consecutive day.

Junior Jennifer Park and senior Maria Elena Villamil head into Sunday's third round in a tie for 37th. Park shot a four-over 76 on Saturday, while Villamil finished her second-to-last regular season round with a five-over 77.

Baylor's tournament lead dropped from seven to four stokes in the second round. North Carolina's Elizabeth Mallett was one of three golfers to shoot a three-under69 on Saturday, and she'll head into tomorrow's final round with a five-stroke lead.

The third round will tee-off on Sunday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.