FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Junior Natalie Reeves birdied four of her first nine holes Saturday as the Texas A&M women's golf team continued its season opener at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, hosted by Vanderbilt.
The Aggies are currently tied with Virginia at third place in the tournament with a score of 595 (+19). Arizona leads with a score of 584 (+8) and is followed by Texas (+13). Michigan State (+20) comes in at fifth place, with Vanderbilt (+27), Kentucky (+28), Wake Forest (+29), Georgia (+31), Oregon (+34), Stanford (+36), North Carolina (+40), Tulane (+44), Chattanooga (+52) and Memphis (+72) following consecutively.
"The girls played better today," A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. "They were calm and handled adversity very well. Overall, I'm very pleased where we sit right now. We have said all week we want to put ourselves in a position to contend and that's what we've done. I'm looking forward to seeing what we're capable of doing tomorrow."
Reeves shot four under par during the second round Saturday, bringing her two day score to 144 (E) and putting her in a second place tie. Senior Mary Michael Maggio (+3) is tied for 11th place, a 17-place improvement from the first round, while junior Chelsea Mocio (+6) is tied for 20th. Seniors Susy Grunden (+10) and Sarah Beth Davis (+14) round out the team, which shot just five over par Saturday.
"Natalie played really well for us today," McCombs stated. "She really likes this golf course. Mary Michael played well today, too. She had 17 really good holes that she played the way she wanted. The tee shot on 18 just got away from her a little and cost her a couple of shots, but she played well all day."
The tournament's third and final round will begin Sunday at 7:30 a.m. The Aggies are paired with Texas and Arizona and will tee off from the first hole at 9 a.m. Live scoring from the event can be found at GolfStat.com.