COLUMBIA, Mo. - The UALR women's golf team is in seventh place after two rounds at the 19-team Johnie Imes Invitational, led by the play of Emelie Westrup. The senior from Bearums Verk, Norway is tied for seventh place at one-over par 145 after opening the event with a 72 and a 73 on Monday.
Senior Malin Lundberg is just two shots back of Westrup, in a tie for 13th place at three-over par 147 (75-72) after leading the Trojans with an even-par 72 in the second round. Junior Brynn Donovan delivered a 73 in the second round and is tied for 30th place at eight-over par 152 (79-73).
UALR posted a 307 over the first 18 holes, but bounced back to fire a nine-over par 297 in the second round at the 6,234-yard, par-72 Club at Old Hawthorne. UALR enters the final round in seventh place at 28-over par 604, just two shots back of fifth-place Louisville (301-301 - 602).
SMU fired a four-under par 284 in the second round to move atop the team standings. The Mustangs are at five-over par 581 through two rounds (297-284), and hold a six-stroke lead over second-place Kansas State (296-291 - 587). Host Missouri is in third place at 18-over par 594 (300-294).
Kansas State's Whitney Pyle leads the field at seven-under par 137 (68-69) after breaking 70 in each of the first two rounds. Pyle holds a two-shot lead on SMU's Melanie White, who sits at five-under par 139 (74-65) after posting the lowest score of the day with a 65 in the second round.
Tuesday's final round begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com