Women’s Golf: Ohio Stands In Sixth Place At Rocket Classic

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Sophomore Angela Codian returned to form on Monday, as a strong second round helped put Ohio in sixth place after the first day of the Rocket Classic.

Codian was only +2 in her second round of the tournament, her best score in 18 holes since the start of the fall season. Codian’s total score was +9 after two rounds, tied with senior Kristen Helmsdoerfer for the best score on the Bobcats and five strokes off of the tournament leader.

Freshman Hailey Hrynewich recorded six birdies on the opening day of the competition, but finished both rounds +17. Hrynewich is currently in a five-player tie for the 35th best score on the individual leaderboard.

Senior Kara Brinkmann shot +23 in her two rounds. Her day included back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes of her first round.

Sophomore Lauren McKinzie rounded out the Bobcats’ score, going +28. McKinzie showed the most improvement of any other Ohio player, shaving eight strokes off of her first round score.

As a team, the Bobcats improved their score by nine strokes between the two rounds, shooting 320 in round one and 311 in round two.

The host of the Rocket Classic, Toledo, currently has a stranglehold on the top spot after shooting a combined 597 in the first two rounds. The Rockets have a 25-stroke lead over the next closest teams.

Ohio will look to close the gap on Toledo when they begin play in the final round of the Rocket Classic on Tuesday.