DU Finishes Day One of Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
Newlove 30th through two rounds on Friday
April 13, 2018
DENVER – The University of Denver women’s golf team wrapped up day one of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Friday, finishing 11th. The Pioneers shot a team total of 33-over-par in 36 holes on the University of Georgia Golf Course.
No. 2 Alabama leads all teams in the 12-team field with a two-round total of 14-under, 12 strokes ahead of No. 3 Arkansas.
DU found its rhythm in the afternoon round, logging a team score of 9-under-par, a 15-stroke improvement from the morning.
Par for the 6,279-yard course was 72.
“We fought hard all day and really had a team effort once again from this group today,” Kuhle said. “For Sophie, shooting even in the first round really helped our team score. Really proud of her first round out there, making four straight birdies.
“I thought Jess and Lauren really competed to end both rounds with a counted score, and Mary’s bounce back after the first round and Camille’s 14-stroke improvement with six birdies and an eagle in the second.
“This effort just shows our depth and competiveness we had today,” Kuhle added. “This was great to see all five players in the mix in the second round and for them all to fight and compete the entire day on a championship course against a highly-competitive field. Tomorrow is another challenge and we proved to ourselves today that we are up for it, and will compete for every shot we take, which was for the coaches and players to see.”
Newlove captained the way for the Crimson and Gold, tying for 30th after shooting 6-over for the day, highlighted by an opening-round 72.
Whyte currently sits tied for 42nd after firing a 10-over in 36 holes. The St. Andrews, Scotland native recorded two birdies during her second run-through of the course on Friday.
Weinstein also closed out her Friday tied for 42nd thanks to an afternoon performance of 1-over in the second round.
Dreesbeimdieke posted a 13-over in two rounds to be tied for 48th.
Enright finished up the day tied for 53rd but was on fire in the afternoon, putting up an even-par for her round.
Final-round action is set for Saturday.
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