Aggie Golfers Trail By One At Hawaii's Donnis Thompson Invitational

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KANE`OHE, O`ahu -- The Texas A&M women’s golf team was one stroke behind leader Arizona after playing the first two rounds at the University of Hawai`i’s Donnis Thompson Invitational on Tuesday at the Kane`ohe Klipper Golf Course.

The Aggies fired rounds of 299-303=602 and were 26 over par after the first two rounds. Arizona shot rounds of 298-303 for its one-shot advantage. Rounding out the team leaderboard were third-place Rollins College (608) and Brigham Young, Colorado State and Ohio State, which are tied for fourth at 618.

“The team looked good today,” Aggie head coach Jeanne Sutherland said. “We battled strong winds all day and relied on some great short game shots to score low. When we had a down wind hole, we took great advantage by making three eagles and scores of birdies. That helped us offset the holes that were into the wind and playing tough.”

The Aggies were paced by freshman Danielle McVeigh, who was tied for fourth after carding a pair of 74s, which was five strokes behind leader Gerina Mendoza of UTEP (73-70=143). Rounding out A&M’s scores are Ashley Knoll (t7th, 74-76=150), Christa Spedding (t11th, 73-78=151), Lauren Johnson (t17th, 78-76=154), and Ashley Freeman (t29th, 80-77=157). Playing as individuals, Janet DeGroat shot 82-78 and Miranda Orr scored rounds of 81-85.