True freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug
Oct. 29, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - East Carolina freshman Nicoline Engstroem Skaug carded 5-under par 67 during second round action and moved into a three-way tie for second place at The Alamo Invitational Monday afternoon. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,428 yard Briggs Ranch Golf Course.
Skaug (139), who started play on the back nine of the course, carded nine-straight pars before posting a birdie on the first hole. She would go on to birdie four of her next eight holes and jump 13 spots in the individual standings. Skaug's score of 67 was the low round of the day and established a new career-low round for the Oliso, Norway native.
Junior Fanny Wolte (147) is tied for 29th after posting a 3-over 75, while sophomore Katie Kirk (151) is tied for 41st, freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang (152) has a share of 45th and sophomore Emily Eng (155) is tied 59th.
The Pirates (41-22), who moved up three spots in the team portion of the event, fired a 4-over 292 and are 10-over (586) with 18 holes remaining. ECU jumped ahead of four ranked teams on the day in No. 44 LSU (eighth), No. 34 Kentucky (10th), No. 41 Texas State (11th) and No. 21 Tennessee (12th).
Ninth-ranked Oklahoma (563) extended its lead after posting a 4-under 284 and now leads No. 25 Texas A&M (571) by eight shots. Host UTSA (573) sits in third followed by No. 31 SMU (578) in fourth. Sharing fifth place after 36 holes are No. 20 Baylor and No. 43 Tulane, who both stand at 7-over par (583).
The Aggies Sarah Beth Davis (137) vaulted into the lead after posting a 4-under 68 and holds a two-shot lead over Engstroem (ECU), Emily Haas (Louisville) and Taylor Schmidt (Oklahoma).
Final round action will begin at 9:30 am (ET) with a shotgun start. Pirate fans can catch all the live action by logging online at Golfstat.com.