The Georgia women’s golf team carded a 15-over 295 in the second round of the Dale McNamara Fall Preview at the Tulsa Country Club on Tuesday. The Bulldogs enter Wednesday’s final round tied for 12th in the elite field, which includes most of the nation’s top teams competing on the same layout that will host the 2014 NCAA Championships.
On Tuesday, Manuela Carbajo Ré led Georgia with a 1-over 71. The Bulldogs also counted a 74 from Harang Lee and a pair of 75s by Sammie Lee and Rocio Sanchez Lobato.
The Bulldogs got off to a solid start, playing the first three holes at 3-under as a team and remained solid through the first nine holes. Windy conditions early on the back side put a damper on the day, however.
“We played really well early,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “We were among the low teams and were moving up the leaderboard. Unfortunately, 10-14 were really windy and we didn’t adjust very well. I probably should have done a better job of letting them know we might make a bogey or two through that stretch. We lost our patience for about an hour and it cost us. Through 10-12 holes, we were among the best teams on the golf course today. It’s there. We just have to go ahead and finish it off.”
For the Bulldogs, Carbajo Ré and Harang Lee are tied for 19th at 144, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 45th at 148 and Sammie Lee and Mary Ellen Shuman are tied for 50th at 149.
“We’ve shown we can really play,” Brewer said. “Tomorrow is a big day for us. It’s a chance to beat some teams that could be in contention for a national title next spring. We can show that we should be mentioned in the same breath with those teams. You’re never happy with 12th but this is a very strong field. We have a chance to end up on a good note. Hopefully, we can go low and move up the leaderboard.”