LAWRENCE, Kan. - Senior Emelie Westrup is tied for fourth place after two rounds at the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational to lead the way for the UALR women's golf team. The Trojans are tied for sixth place after 36 holes at the 13-team event, led by a five-over par 149 from Westrup (74-75).
Host Kansas has a commanding 16-stroke lead after two rounds at the 6,636 yard, par-72 Alvamar Golf Course, with three players ranked in the top-5. The Jayhawks posted the lowest score of the day in the second round with a 10-over par 298, and sit at 25-over par 601 after 36 holes. Arkansas State is in second place at 41-over par 617, followed by Kansas State at 43-over par 619. The Trojans (320-314) are tied for sixth place with North Dakota State at 58-over par 634.
ASU's Abigail Laker was the only player to break par on the opening round, firing a three-under par 69 in the second round. She heads into the second round with a three-stroke lead over second place at one-under par 143 (74-69). KU's Yupaporn Kawinpakorn is in second place at two-over par 146 (73-73), followed by North Dakota State's Amy Anderson (75-72 - 147). Westrup is in a three-way tie for fourth place along with KU's Thanuttra Boonrakasat (77-72) and Gabby DiMarco (74-75).
UALR junior Brynn Donovan is second on the team at 16-over par 160 (81-79), followed by sophomore Sofia Berglund (81-82 - 163). Newcomer Katie Reid bounced back from an 89 in the first round, to post the team's second-lowest score in round two (78).
Tuesday's final round begins with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m.