On a day that wind helped the overall scoring average go up by two shots from yesterday’s round, Brooks was the only player to go under par. She recorded five birdies, including the only birdie on the 18th hole. The final hole provided the most trouble for individuals Tuesday, causing a 5.03 scoring average on the 393-yard, par 4. Alisa Chong of Houston Baptist holds the individual lead after finishing today three-over after shooting an even par in the opening round. She is up by three strokes on Central Arkansas’ Fernanda Lira. The top three teams will tee off at 9:30 a.m. CT. Tournament Page | Live Results | Round 2 LeaderboardsMONTGOMERY, Texas – Paced by defending Southland individual champion Lexi Brooks’ one-under second round, Houston Baptist maintains the lead of the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship heading into tomorrow’s final round at the Woodforest Golf Club in Montgomery, Texas. HBU (597, +29) leads Central Arkansas (609, +41) by 12 strokes. Last year UCA carded a 288 total score in the final round to finish just one stroke back from the championship. The Huskies are seeking their second consecutive Southland title. They will group together with Sam Houston State (616, +48) tomorrow. The Bearkats scored a 311 total team score led by Jenna Phillips’ two-over second round. She sits in third individually. Lamar (620, +52) shot the second-best team score for Tuesday and sit in fourth. The Cardinals, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (626, +58) and McNeese (634, +66) will tee off at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The Cowgirls are tied for sixth with UIW but hold the advantage based off their fifth scorer today. UIW (634, +66) and Stephen F. Austin (641, +73) will get the championship round started at 8 a.m.
Drake’s women will be competing in their second 6k of the season and their first since Sept. 9. Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) has led a young roster all season, finishing as the top Bulldog in every race this season. In her last 6k, she finished 18th overall at the Oz Memorial with a 23:34.6 finish. Two weekends ago, she was 25th at the Chile Pepper Invitational. Story Links Pre-Nationals Central The adidas Pre-National Invitational is an annual preview of the NCAA Championship course for the best men’s and women’s collegiate cross country runners in the nation. Nearly 70 collegiate teams are scheduled to race at the Lavern Gibson National Championship Cross Country Course with the women running a 6k at 12:15 p.m. followed by an 8k for the men at 12:50 p.m. The Drake University cross country teams are set to compete against some of the top teams in the nation on Saturday, Oct. 15, when they compete at the adidas Pre-National Invitational. This season, Fischer has led the Bulldogs in every race he has competed in this season and recently finished sixth at the Chile Pepper Invitational with an 8k time of 23:53.25. Both of Drake’s teams will be competing in the ‘White’ races with the women racing against eight regionally ranked teams. Live Results Live Video The Bulldogs last competed at the adidas Pre-National Invitational two years with the men turning in one of their top performances of the season as they finished second in their 28-team race. The Bulldogs, were just six points away from claiming the team title from Indiana with Brogan Austin finishing fourth while Rob McCann was 10th. While both have since graduated, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) was 28th that day and with two additional years of training and experience is primed for another strong race against a deep field. In addition to giving the Bulldogs another race against a talent and deep field, the adidas Pre-National Invitational will also be the Bulldogs final tune-up before the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Oct. 29. Print Friendly Version