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Emilee Hoffman helps U.S. lead at World University Games

Posted August 25th, 2017

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Story highlights
  • Emilee Hoffman shot even in the second round
  • Hoffman sits in 14th place
  • Team USA leads by five strokes

Emilee Hoffman shot 72, three strokes better than her first round, at the World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan, on Friday. She’s 14th overall in the individual standings, and Team USA is in first place by five strokes through 36 holes.

Team USA shot 144 on the day and has a 281 total through two rounds. Chinese Taipei is second at 286.

Hoffman moved up up two spots in the individual standings after two rounds. She shot 75 on Thursday.

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The individual winner will be determined by taking the lowest overall score through four rounds. The team with the lowest aggregate score for 72 holes after taking the two best scores each day will win the gold medal.

As a freshman, Hoffman made the Big 12 All-Tournament team. Her season ended with eight top-25 finishes, highlighted by a win at the Lady Paladin Invitational in Greensville, S.C.

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