April 21, 2014
PALM COAST, Fla. - Posting the day's third-best round, University of Houston sophomore Raegan Bremer surged into a tie for third place Tuesday afternoon at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships.
Bremer used a steady effort all day to finish the Second Round with a score of 2-over-par 74 on the 6,235-yard Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort and Golf Club. The Anaheim, Calif., native posted 11 pars with a birdie on the challenging par-4, ninth hole through the first 12 holes to start her day.
Although she struggled with bogeys on two of her last three holes, her 36-hole score of 152 put in a group with four others, five strokes behind leader Jenny Haglund of SMU.
Bremer, who is a two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week selection, has led the Cougars in all but three tournaments in 2013-14. She has posted three top-10 finishes this season and etched her name in the school records book by winning the HBU Husky Invitational on March 31-April 1 at Sugar Land's Riverbend Country Club.
Junior Courtney Ferguson bettered her First-Round score by five strokes with a 77 on Tuesday and moved into a tie for 18th at 159.
Freshman Emily Gilbreth stood in 30th at 165,
Competing in its first year of existence with only three student-athletes competing, Houston Women's Golf is not eligible for the team title. The Cougars will field a complete team in 2014-15 under head coach Gerrod Chadwell and assistant coach Mary Michael Maggio.
No. 18 UCF maintained its team lead with a score of 612, although No. 38 Louisville gained three strokes on the Knights to finish second at 616. SMU (621), Memphis (625), USF (637), Cincinnati (641) and Rutgers (664) rounded out the team field.
After Haglund, UCF's Ashley Holder stood in second at 150. Bremer was joined at 152 by Louisville teammates Emily Haas and Laura Restrepo, Ashley Kees of Memphis and UCF's Monifa Sealy.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament concludes at 7 a.m. (CDT), Tuesday. Houston will go off No. 1 as Gilbreth starts the Cougars' day at 7:20 a.m. (CDT), with Ferguson (7:30 a.m.) and Bremer (7:40 a.m.) following. The Cougars will compete in threesomes with Memphis and USF.
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