Freshman Myah McDonald led the University of New Mexico women’s golf team Sunday for the first time in her career with a career-best score of 1-under through the first two rounds of the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational. UNM finished eight-over par on the day and is tied for eighth (8-over 584) heading in the final round on Monday.
McDonald is tied for 10th overall after shooting an even 72 in round one and a 1-under 71 in round two (143). She finished the day tied for eighth overall in pars with 25 while posting six birdies.
UNM sophomore Lauren Lehigh is 2 over, tied for 23rd overall. Lehigh shot 73 in both rounds for a total of 146.
Denver leads the tournament through two rounds with a score of 577 (+1), tied with Pepperdine (577, +1) and one stroke ahead of Washington (578, +2). NMSU is tied for fourth.
Kansas State’s Niamh McSherry is atop the leaderboard by two strokes after a 66 in the first round and a 71 in the second and sits at 7-under. Denver’s Camille Enright and Grand Canyon’s Carly Strole are tied for second at 5-under, Pepperdine’s Kaleiya Romero is fourth at 4-under, and New Mexico State’s Karen Miyamoto, Arizona’s Therese Warner and Colorado State’s Andrea Bergsdottir are tied for fifth at 3-under.
Round three starts at 7:30 a.m. on Monday.