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Sheffield's 74 Paces Gonzaga In Second Round

Oct. 17, 2006

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gonzaga University's women's golf team shot a 311 Tuesday to improve its team score by 13 strokes over the first round, but the Bulldogs still find themselves in last place after 36 holes of the Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate golf tournament hosted by New Mexico State University.

The Bulldogs were still plagued by inconsistency on day two as only two golfers broke 80 - Sarah Sheffield with a 74 and Lacey Jo Manwaring coming back from an opening-round 84 to shoot 77 over the 6,319-yard, par 72 New Mexico State Golf Course. Sheffield moved into a tie for 31st at 153 with rounds of 79-74, while Mary Kate Morgan, tied for 19th after Monday's 18 holes, shot an 80 for a 36-hole score of 156 and a tie for 48th.

The Bulldogs stand at 635 heading into Wednesday's final 18 holes in the rare three-day tournament hosted by the Aggies. That left Gonzaga two strokes behind the University of Oklahoma in their bid to escape the cellar.

The University of Missouri moved into the second-round lead at 594 for a two-shot lead over host NMSU. First-round leader San Jose State University fell to fourth at 600.

Ellen Hoeper of Missouri is the individual leader at 142 after rounds of 72-70. She has a two-shot lead over NMSU's Lehua Wise who has put together two rounds of 72.

The tournament is the final of the fall season for the Bulldogs.