A&M’s Knoll Tied for Third; Aggies in Sixth at Mo-Morial

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BRYAN -- The Texas A&M women’s golf team is in sixth place after posting a second round score of 314 on Saturday at the “Mo” Morial Invitational at the Traditions Golf Course.

The Aggies enter Sunday’s final day with a two-round total of 306-314=620 (+44) and are 21 shots behind leader Arizona State (599, +23). Also chasing the third-ranked Sun Devils are USC (600), Denver (608), UCLA (609) and Oklahoma State (616).

“All season we’ve done a good job of getting a little bit better at every tournament, but we stubbed our toe today,” Aggie head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. “For whatever reason we weren’t on our games today and then we started pressing and getting down on ourselves. The team gave 100 percent and I was proud of the way they battled.”

A&M senior Ashley Knoll, the defending tournament champion, remains in the hunt for medalist honors after firing a three-over 75. Knoll is tied for third with a two-day total of 72-75=147 (+3) and trails leader Paola Moreno of USC (74-70=144) by three shots.

Freshman Danielle McVeigh also had a solid round with a four-over 76 and is tied for 25th with a two-round score of 80-76=156. Rounding out A&M’s scores are Ashley Freeman (t25th, 75-81=156), Lauren Johnson (t44th, 79-82=161) and Christa Spedding (t59th, 81-84=165). Playing as an individual, senior Janet DeGroat stands in a tie for 38th with a score of 79-80=159.

Play resumes on Sunday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.