HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Maria Fassi moved up four spots while helping No. 3 Arkansas remain in third place with one round to play at the 2018 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, South Carolina, on Saturday.
Fassi got out to a tough start with a triple on the first hole of her round. Playing catch up, she birdied the third and sixth holes dropping two strokes and moving to 1-over. Fassi was 3-over after back-to-back bogeys before she turned. She settled in posting five consecutive pars and finished with three birdies in her final five holes.
Fassi is in the clubhouse 1-under through two rounds shooting 70–71—141. She is two shots back of the leader and is in a good position to record her fourth top-5 finish in six events.
Teammates Dylan Kim and Alana Uriell both climbed up the leaderboard on Saturday into a tie for eighth place. Kim moved to 3-over shooting 71–74—145 while Uriell posted scores of 73–72—145. The duo had five birdies between them and moved up a combined 17 spots in the field.
Kaylee Benton is tied for 67th overall shooting 76–79—155 and Jordy LaBarbera rounds out the Arkansas scoring at 76–80—156.
|T3||Maria Fassi (1)||70–71—141||-1|
|T8||Dylan Kim (2)||71–74—145||+3|
|T8||Alana Uriell (3)||73–72—145||+3|
|T67||Kaylee Benton (4)||76–79—155||+13|
|T75||Jordy LaBarbera (5)||76–80—156||+14|
There was no movement among the top teams on the leaderboard as second-ranked Alabama remained in first with a 9-over 577 (286-291). No. 13 Northwestern is second with a 15-over 583 (287-296) followed by No. 3 Arkansas with 586 (290-296). No. 9 Furman is fourth with 589 (292-297) and No. 28 Wake Forest is in fifth place with 590 (296-294).
Play concludes with a final round teeing off at 8:40 a.m. CT for the Razorbacks. Arkansas is paired with the Crimson Tide and Northwestern as play wraps up in the second spring event.
|9||Georgia, U. of||294–303—597||+29|
|13||Mississippi St. U.||292–311—603||+35|
From Shauna Taylor
It was a pretty tough day on a championship golf course. We obviously struggled a bit, but we also fought back hard at the end. I’m proud of the way we fought all day. Maria (Fassi) had a tough start to her day and came back to post a good number. Alana (Uriell) came back and birdied her final hole. Tomorrow we will see some of the same conditions which is advantageous for us. We need to make up some shots and eliminate some of the big numbers. We have a chance to accomplish our goals. We have to play solid tomorrow but I’m excited about how we finished, and I think we can build on that.
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