McCarthy eyeing top-10 finish at Blessings Collegiate

Julie McCarthy in action - Image from R&A / Getty

It was another solid performance for the Auburn women at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday as the Tigers finished at 300 (+12) for the second consecutive day and currently sit in seventh place, three shots out of fourth, heading into the third and final round.

Forrest Little golfer Julie McCarthy again impressed with a second straight 74 and she currently shares 11th place after finding three birdies in round two.

“It was a day similar to Round 1,” head coach Melissa Luellen said. “We made a few more putts today but a little more trouble, too. It is helpful to see all five play at the same time to be able to watch every shot while in competition. This is rare for a coach. I am proud of the team as they are fighting for every shot. We’re saving the best day for the last day.”


Mychael O’Berry shot a team-best 73 (+1) in the second round. The junior made three birdies and through the first two rounds, she’s tied for third among all players with 23 pars made. She’s in a tie for eighth overall and is the lone Auburn player in the top 10.

Fellow junior Kaleigh Telfer was not far off O’Berry’s pace, shooting a 75 (+3) – the WGCA All-American from last year is in a tie for 14th on the player leaderboard.

On the women’s side, Arkansas remained in front at even-par (576) through two rounds. After that, it’s LSU (586), followed by South Carolina (592), Ole Miss (597), Georgia (598), Florida (599), Auburn (600), Kentucky (606), Tennessee (610), Vanderbilt (612), Alabama (616), Texas A&M (619), Mississippi State (625) and Missouri (647).

Auburn will wrap up play Wednesday, teeing off at 7:45 a.m. CT from the first hole. Golf Channel will provide live coverage of the third round from 2:30-6:30 p.m. CT, and live scoring can also be found on

Team Standings

  1. Arkansas – 576 (E)
  2. LSU – 586 (+10)
  3. South Carolina – 592 (+16)
  4. Ole Miss – 597 (+21)
  5. Georgia – 598 (+22)
  6. Florida – 599 (+23)
  7. Auburn – 600 (+24)
  8. Kentucky – 606 (+30)
  9. Tennessee – 610 (+34)
  10. Vanderbilt – 612 (+36)

T9. Alabama – 616 (+40)

T9. Texas A&M – 619 (+43)

  1. Mississippi State – 625 (+49)
  2. Missouri – 647 (+71)

Auburn Individuals

T8. Mychael O’Berry – 74, 73 (+3)

T11. Julie McCarthy – 74, 74 (+4)

T14. Kaleigh Telfer – 74, 75 (+5)

T42. Brooke Sansom –78, 78 (+12)

  1. Ashley-Sinclair Curtis – 88, 88 (+32)


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One response to “McCarthy eyeing top-10 finish at Blessings Collegiate”

  1. Jesse Northcutt avatar
    Jesse Northcutt

    Thanks for the update on Julie! We have mutual friends and I hope she has a very successful career!

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