Men's Golf, Sports

‘Niners drop at Dale McNamara Invitational

The Long Beach State women’s golf team couldn’t continue the momentum it had built in the opening round of the Dale McNamara Invitational.

After shooting a 13-over-par 301, the 49ers carded a 19-over 307 on Tuesday in their second time through the course at The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, Okla., to drop two spots into seventh place.

The ‘Niners sit at 32-over 608 over the first two days.

Sophomore Simone Hoey had the 49ers’ most impressive day as she moved up 16 spots into a tie for 12th place after shooting a 1-over 73 in the second round. Hoey collected four birdies on the back nine, but a double bogey on the par-5 fourth hole set her back.

Teammate Monica Villarreal didn’t fare as well, carding an 8-over 80 just one day after leading The Beach with a 2-over 74. Like Hoey, Villarreal fell victim to the 494-yard fourth hole with a double bogey.

The drop-off knocked Villarreal down 22 spots into a tie for 33rd place at 10-over 154 for the tournament. LBSU freshman Rochelle Chan carded a 6-over 78 to finish the day tied with Villarreal for 33rd place.

Reina Rogers remained steady on Tuesday shooting a 4-over 76 in the second round. The senior only dropped three spots into a tie for 24th place with an overall score of 7-over 151.

Oklahoma’s Ellen Mueller retained the top spot by one stroke after shooting a 1-over 73 on Tuesday. The Sooners also lead the team leaderboard by eight strokes over second-place Oklahoma State with an overall score of 7-over 583.

Lindsey McAtee had the most unique day for the ‘Niners. The senior collected five birdies on the day, but she also had four double bogeys to finish with an 8-over 80 and tied for 75th place.

The Beach will play the final round at the Dale McNamara Invitational on Wednesday.

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