Cowgirl Golf Holds Lead At Imes Invite

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team fired a 286 during its second round at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Monday to take sole possession of first place with one round remaining at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

The Cowgirls posted a 293 during their morning round at the par-72, 6,204-yard layout to stand in second place, but surged to the top of the leaderboard with their 2-under afternoon tally. OSU’s second-round score resulted in a 579 total for the day. The Cowgirls will have an eight-shot cushion over Colorado and a nine-stroke advantage over Oklahoma heading into tomorrow’s final round.

Princeton’s Kelly Shon posted consecutive 70s to stand at 140 and alone in first place.

OSU’s Courtney McKim was one of two players to finish the day a shot back, joining Colorado’s Jessica Wallace at 141. The sophomore posted an opening 73 before carding a career-best 68 during Round Two. McKim turned in a clean scorecard during that included a pair of birdies on each side to climb the leaderboard.

After opening with four-straight pars, McKim posted her first birdie of the day at the fifth before adding back-to-back birdies at Nos. 9 and 10. She then snapped a string of six consecutive pars with her final birdie of the day at the 17th.

Fellow sophomore Hillary Wood also finished the day in the top five, standing in a tie for fourth place at 144 after posting a pair of 72s.

After opening with a 72 during her morning round, sophomore Victoria Park posted a 75 to finish at 147 and tied for 11th.

A pair of Cowgirl newcomers finished the day tied for 20th place as junior Jocelyn Alford and freshman Josephine Janson each finished with 36-hole totals of 150. Alford posted rounds of 76 and 74, while Janson rebounded from a 78 with a 72 during her second round.

Competing as an individual, sophomore Eyglo Oskarsdottir came in tied for 31st place with a 152 total after carding rounds of 73 and 79.

The Cowgirls will begin their final round tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. and will be grouped with Colorado and Oklahoma.

Updated 10-05-2010

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