San Antonio, Texas - The second day at the 2016 Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship from the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio, Texas saw Oklahoma State put some separation between itself from the field, shooting a -2 (286) to move four shots ahead of the next closest school at -2 overall.
TCU’s Sabina Pena also had an impressive day, vaulting to the top of the individual leaderboard with a five-under 67 to go to -4 overall. It is just the fourth 67 or lower ever recorded in the Big 12 Championship and is only one shot off Madison Pressel’s (Texas) 66 in 2011 for the lowest round in tournament history. Additionally, Pena’s 67 is the lowest score ever recorded in a championship held at The Dominion.
The Cowgirls made their move to the top thanks to three sub-par rounds today from Kenzie Neisen (70), Linnea Johansson (71) and Chih-Min Chen (71). Neisen has been under-par both days, sitting at -3 overall heading to Sunday, just one shot behind Pena.
Iowa State (+2) is in second place, four behind OSU after finishing with a 291 today. The Texas Longhorns sit in third place after also shooting 291 today, and are five-back overall at +3.
TCU (+7), Kansas State (+13) and Texas Tech (+15) are in fourth, fifth and sixth place respectively, while Oklahoma (t-6th, +15), Baylor (+19) and Kansas (+22) round out the field after the second round. Texas Tech holds the tiebreaker over Oklahoma by virtue of its fifth golfer’s score besting OU’s through the first two rounds.
Back on the individual side, OSU’s Neisen is joined by Chayanit Wangmahaporn of Iowa State at -3. Texas Sophia Schubert and Iowa State’s Cajsa Persson are both just two back at -2 overall, while Johansson (OSU), Madison Talley (K-State) and Ana Ruiz (OU) are all one-under par through 36 holes.
Gabby Barker (TTU), Natalie Karcher (UT) and Pornvipa Sakdee (KU) are all at even-par, making 11 total golfers who sit at even or better through the first two days of competition.
Round three gets underway tomorrow with TCU, Kansas State and Texas Tech teeing off on hole number one at 8:00 a.m. CT. Oklahoma (+15), Baylor (+19) and Kansas (+22) then get underway at 8:20 a.m. CT from the 10th tee.
The top three groups, OSU, ISU and UT then begin their final rounds at 8:50 a.m. CT from hole number one to likely determine the 2016 Big 12 Women’s Golf Tournament Championship.
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