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Friday, September 29, 2023


Women’s golf first after second-round comeback


The Cougars sit in first after a three-stroke improvement in the second round of play at the AAC Championships. | File photo/The Cougar

After placing seventh following the first day of competition at the American Athletic Conference Championships, the Cougars roared back, improving their score by 32 strokes in the second round to move into first place.

The Cougars shot -3 under par as a team to improve their overall score from +31 over par following the first round to +28 over par following the second day of competition.

Sophomore Megan Thothong and freshman Leonie Harm sit at +7 over par individually, putting them in a tie for seventh at the event, while sophomore Yuka Kajiki stayed tied for 12th after shooting +3 over par for the round.

Senior Raegan Bremer and sophomore Emily Gilbreth carded rounds of 70 and 75, respectively, as they both sit at +11 strokes over par for the tournament and tied for 18th place.

With the comeback, the Cougars now lead the pack at the AAC Championships by five strokes over the second place University of South Florida Bulls.

In just their second appearance at the championships as a team, the Cougars will be hoping to improve on their already impressive showings in the post-season. The team finished third at the tournament last year, but will be looking to maintain its lead in the final day of competition on Tuesday.

Golfers begin play at 7 a.m., with the Cougars playing in groups of three with athletes from USF and the third place East Carolina University Pirates, who trail the Cougars by 6 strokes.

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