KirkwoodGolf: Carnoustie's Jess Meek in top 10 at Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Carnoustie's Jess Meek in top 10 at Tucson, Arizona

Freshman Jillian leads by nine shots at 

Mountain View Collegiate

TUSCON, Arizona --- Freshman Jillian Hollis covered the first two rounds of the Mountain View Collegiate at 11-under 133 on Friday, pacing the No. 5-ranked Bulldogs to a 6-under 570 team tally at Mountain View Golf Club, Tucson.
Hollis earned a nine-stroke lead on the individual leaderboard, while Georgia has a eight-shot edge in the team field. The Bulldogs opened with a 6-under 282 and followed that with a an even-par 288.
Hollis, an American, was the day's big story. She signed for a 6-under 66 in the morning and a 5-under 67 in the afternoon. Hollis enters Saturday's final round one shot off of Georgia's school record for a 54-hole tournament score. 

Classmate Bailey Tardy set that standard in the fall en route to winning the Windy City Collegiate with a 12-under tally.
"It was a really impressive day by Jillian," Brewer said. "She has been extremely focused and working hard since spring break. Jillian won our qualifier leading into this event and has carried that momentum to Arizona with her."

Jess Meek, pictured, from Carnoustie and Emma Allen from Southampton gave Missouri two players in the leading 10 after 36 holes.
Jess scored 70 and 74 for 144 and ninth place.
Freshman Allen shot 73-72 for 145 and T10.
Aimee Ponte (Texas-San Antonio) from Guernsey goes into Saturday's third and final round sharing 15th place on 146 with rounds of 74 and 72.
Team-mate Brogan Townend from Blackburn shot 72-76 for 148 and a T27 placing.
Scotland's Connie Jaffrey, pictured left, from Kilwinning, Ayrshire - a student at Kansas State -  scored 76-73 for 149 and T33 alongside Dulcie Sverdloff (Kennesaw State) from Southend. Dulcie had rounds of 70 and 79.
Becky McGeehan (Texas-San Antonio) from Germany where her dad works, scored 71 and 79 for 150 and T43 in a field of 85 players. Kansas State freshman Chloe Weir from Belfast had rounds of 81 and 83 for 164 and a T82 standing.
The course is 6,227yd long with a par of 72.

Live scoring will be updated on a three-hole basis on Saturday at

Moutain View Collegiate
Mountain Vew Golf Club
Tucson, Ariz.
Par 72

Friday's First & Second-Round Standings

Team Leaderboard
Georgia                                  282-288=570
Iowa State                               290-288=578
Missouri                                 290-291=581
UT-San Antonio                           287-295=582
New Mexico State                         295-291=586
Purdue                                   288-300=588
San Jose State                           294-296=590
Ohio State                               292-298=590
Colorado State                           285-305=590
Minnesota                                295-298=593
Kansas State                             295-302=597
Texas State                              301-297=598
Middle Tennessee                         301-300=601
Wyoming                                  296-312=608
Kennesaw State                           297-312=609

Individual Leaderboard
Jillian Hollis, Georgia                  66-67=133
Bailey Tardy, Georgia                    70-72=142
Katrina Prendergast, Colorado St.        67-75=142
Chayanit Wangmahaporn, Iowa St.          70-72=142
Nikki Long, UTSA                         71-71=142
Madison Talley, Kansas St.               72-71=143
August Kim, Purdue                       69-74=143
Lora Assad, Texas St.                    73-70=143
Jess Meek, Missouri                 70-74=144
Celia Barquin, Iowa St.                  72-73=145
Elizabeth Schultz, San Jose St.          72-73=145
Camille Orito, New Mexico St.            72-73=145
Covadonga Sanjuan, Purdue                70-75=145
Emma Allen, Missouri                73-72=145