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Round Two Turnaround Leads to Seventh Place Finish for SUU Women’s Golf

Round Two Turnaround Leads to Seventh Place Finish

SUU women’s golf jump five spots on day two at the Red Rocks Invitaitonal

SEDONA, Ariz. – After two rounds at the Red Rocks Invitational hosted by Northern Arizona, the SUU women’s golf team found themselves in seventh place, a five spot increase from round one.

After round one of the tournament SUU sat in 12th place, having shot a 313 as a team. Miranda Reyes and Rynae Baca paced the Thunderbirds with scores of 77, while Taylor Viquelia added a 79.

Round two was a completely different story for the Thunderbirds. The highest score the Thunderbirds counted was lower then any of the scores on day one. Nicole Thomas led the way with a round two score of 73, seven strokes better then her round one performance. Monica Jung topped that turnaround by shooting a 76 on day two, eight strokes better then her day one performance.

Baca and Viquelia were the consistent Thunderbirds this weekend, both scoring a 75 after their good day one performances. Baca finished the Invitational tied for 24th while Viquelia finished tied for 37th. Thomas finished the tournament tied for 28th.

SUU was able to shave off 14-strokes from round one to round two, shooting a 299 as a team in their seventh place finish, just ahead of Big Sky opponent Sacramento State.

The Thunderbirds come home next to host the Pizza Hut Thunderbird Invitational at the Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, Utah on March 12-13.