Cowgirls In Seven At Ping/ASU Invite

TEMPE, Ariz. — Oklahoma State’s women’s golf team carded its second consecutive 292 on Saturday at the Ping/ASU Invitational to move into seventh place at Arizona State’s Karsten Golf Course.

The Cowgirls entered the day tied for eighth and used their 4-over score to move up one spot. They will enter tomorrow’s final round with a 584 total and two shots behind Purdue for sixth place. Arizona State posted a 286 during its second round and stands six shots clear of the field at 11-under 565.

Tulsa’s Kristina Merkle followed her opening 68 with a 69 to take a two-shot lead at 7-under 137.

Three Cowgirls will begin their final round in the top 10 with freshman Courtney McKim leading the way. McKim opened play on Friday with a 70 to stand in a tie for sixth and fired a 1-under 71 during her second round to move into a tie for fourth place at 3-under 141.

A pair of Cowgirls were among the five players tied for 10th place at 2-under 142. Sophomore Caroline Hedwall carded an even-par 72, while freshman Victoria Park’s second-straight 71 moved her up one spot on the leaderboard.

Freshman Hillary Wood posted a 78 during her second round to move into a tie for 80th at 159, while freshman Eyglo Oskarsdottir carded a 79 and is tied for 82nd place at 160.

The Cowgirls will begin their third round at 7:30 a.m. () tomorrow and will be grouped with New Mexico and Alabama.

Updated 04-11-2010

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