Updated Sun, Sep 8, 2013 9:29 pm
After its first day of the 2013 fall season, the Ohio women’s golf team finds itself right in the middle of the pack at the Redbird Invitational. The Bobcats shot a combined team score of 612 (+32) through two rounds and are in seventh place out of 14 teams at the three-round event in Normal, Ill.
Sophomore Angela Codian led the way for the Bobcats, finishing +5 after two rounds. Codian double bogeyed early on the back nine in the second round, but responded well, birdying three of the next six holes. She had five birdies, the most of anyone wearing green and white, and is currently tied for 14th place among individual players.
Julie Lechner holds the second best score for Ohio, as she is at +9 after two rounds. The junior is tied for 24th in the individual standings and had the best score among her teammates in the first round with a 75.
Lauren McKinzie showed the most improvement between rounds of any Bobcat. The sophomore finished the second round with a career-low score of 73, eight strokes better than her first round score, and had two birdies in each round. She ended the day +10 and is tied with five other women for 27th place on the individual leaderboard.
Newcomer Hailey Hrynewich is not far behind the pack, shooting +12 in her first day of NCAA Division I golf. She managed three birdies through two rounds and improved her score by two strokes between rounds.
Senior Kara Brinkmann had the fifth best score on the team, shooting +21 at the end of the first day.
Toledo is currently atop the team standings with a total score of 592, with Bowling Green nipping at its heels with 595.
All 14 teams at the Illinois State-hosted tournament will play one more final round on Monday. Codian will be the first Ohio player to tee off, scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. tee time.