GREENSBORO, N.C. — University of Arkansas senior Kristin Ingram rallied the Razorback women’s golf team with a four-under 68 in the second round of the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C. Saturday.
The California native opened the day tied for 58th overall but shaved 10 strokes off her first-round 78 moving into a tie for 11th in the tournament.
“I’m so proud of Kristin,” head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “She really hung in there and worked hard to get back where she belongs. She made no bogeys and had four birdies and played the par five’s two-under. She has a great attitude right now and continues to get better.”
As a team, the No. 39 Razorbacks improved six strokes to a 300 on the day for a 606 (306-300) and are tied for 11th overall.
Junior Kelli Shean started the day tied for 10th overall but struggled with a double on 13 finishing the back nine three over. She carded a second-round 77 for 149 (72-77) and is tied for 23rd overall. Freshman Victoria Vela took one stroke off her first round total with a 77 on Saturday. Vela is tied for 57th overall with a 155 (78-77).
Junior Corinna Rees also improved her first round score shooting a 78 Saturday. Rees is tied for 78th overall with a 158 (80-78). Senior Tiffany Phelps rounds out the Razorback scores with a 162 (78-84) and is 91st overall.
“Victoria played the front nine even,” Estes-Taylor said. “We are still missing some opportunities and I think we can play this course even better. We want to go out and finish on a really high note Sunday. It’s important to end well before we head into the postseason.”
The Bryan National is the final regular season event before the 2010 Southeastern Conference Championship April 16-18, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Florida State leads the field for the second day in a row. The No. 30 Seminoles are one better than No. 10 Wake Forest, leading the field with 579. Wake Forest is second at 580 followed by No. 16 Ohio State and No. 15 Tennessee who are tied for third with 592.
The rest of the field includes No. 4 Duke 593, No. 19 Vanderbilt 595, No. 27 South Carolina 596, No. 28 North Carolina 598, No. 2 Auburn 600, No. 17 LSU 601, No. 25 Louisville and No. 34 Arkansas are tied for 11th with 606, UNC-Greensboro 607, No. 41 Northwestern 607, No. 12 Virginia 610, College of Charleston 611, UNC-Wilmington 631 and North Carolina State 632.
Play continues with a final round shotgun start Sunday.