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McDonald One Back Of Leader, MSU Maintains Top 10 Card In Las Vegas

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October 22, 2012
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Ally McDonald’s two-round, 1-over-par 145 has the Mississippi State women’s golf team on pace for a fourth-consecutive Top 10 finish at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

 

McDonald fired a 2-over-par 74 on Monday to remain one shot back of tournament leader Christina Vosters (Penn State). The sophomore standout is in search of her first-career win after posting a second-place finish in the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate a year ago.

 

“Ally has put herself in great position to get her first win,” third-year MSU coach Ginger Brown-Lemm said. “She has managed to rebound and epitomize our ‘one-shot warrior’ mentality. As our co-captain, Ally is a tremendous leader, and I look forward to watching her compete during the final round.”

 

MSU turned in a 307 for the second round to secure an eighth-place spot entering Tuesday’s final round. State is trying to cap the fall with four straight Top 10 finishes, a feat not accomplished since 2005.

 

Just behind McDonald, Rica Tse notched a 77 to tally an 8-over-par 152 through two rounds. She is currently just inside the Top 25 with a share of 21st-place.

 

Freshman Gabi Oubre’ posted the biggest turnaround for the Lady Bulldogs. After carding an 81 during Sunday’s opening round, she recovered with a 76 on Monday. Her current 157 tally also matches Mary Langdon Gallagher’s two-round total. Sophomore Elena Warren completed the MSU leaderboard with a 161.

 

No. 50 UCF used a second-round 293 to climb six spots and overtake first-place at 20-over-par. No. 25 Penn State and No. 41 Indiana State trail UCF by two and three strokes, respectively.

 

Final-round action begins at 9:45 CT with the Lady Bulldogs slated to tee off alongside SEC-foe Missouri and San Diego State.

 

Live stats will be available through HailState.com. Fans can also keep up with the women’s golf program through the women’s golf twitter account, @mstateWG, or Facebook account, facebook.com/mstateWG.

 

Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Second Round – October 22, 2012

TEAM RESULTS

1. No. 50 UCF (303-293=596, +20); 2. No. 25 Penn State (300-298=598, +22); 3. No. 41 Indiana (292-307=599, +23); 4. No. 37 Wisconsin (292-311=603, +27); 5. Minnesota (299-305=604, +28); T6. No. 36 UNLV (302-305=607, +31); T6. No. 48 Missouri (310-297=607, +31); 8. Mississippi State (303-307=610, +34); 9. San Diego State (300-310=610, +34); 10. Fresno State (311-312=623, +47); T11. Kansas State (308-314=622, +46); T11. Kennesaw State (314-308=622, +46); 13. Long Beach State (322-302=624, +48); 14. New Mexico State (310-317=627, +51); T15. Idaho (316-312=628, +52); T15. Washington State (316-312=628, +52); 17. North Texas (316-323=639, +63); 18. Colorado State (326-314=640, +64).

 

 

MSU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

2.         Ally McDonald               71-74=145, +1

T21.     Rica Tse                          75-77=152, +8

T50.     Gabi Oubre                   81-76=157, +13

T50.     Mary L. Gallagher          77-80=157, +13

T76.     Elena Warren                  80-81=161, +17

 

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