FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE – The ninth-ranked Lady Razorback golf team improved by seven shots in round 2 of the SEC Women’s Golf Championship but it wasn’t enough to move them up the leaderboard. The Lady Razorbacks’ team score of 604 has them entering Sunday’s final round in sixth place, 19 shots behind fifth-ranked Auburn who leads the tournament with a score of 582. “I thought we played better today”, said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “The scores were lower today all around and it was nice that wind finally died down some. I think we can play better, especially putt better. We had several birdie opportunities that just didn’t go in. We need some putts to fall tomorrow to give ourselves a chance.” Sophomore Ashley Medders was the low Lady Razorback in round two turning in a one-over par 73, an improvement of 9 shots over her opening round 82. “I was just more relaxed today and tried to have fun.”, remarked the Alma, Georgia native. “I knew I could play better than what I did yesterday. Hopefully I can continue this tomorrow and help my team out.” Sophomore Stacy Lewis, the defending SEC Champion, turned in a steady two-over 74 though was disappointed with her double bogey on 17 that negated her two birdies on the back nine. Senior Courtney Mahon parred 14 holes in also posting a two-over 74.. Senior Lindsey Hinshaw finished with a four-over 76 while Senior Amanda McCurdy, who had a steady round spoiled by a trio of double bogeys including one on the 18th, finish with a round of six-over 78. Scores were noticeably lower in round two as four teams posted scores under par led by fourth-ranked Auburn’s six-under 282. Individually, Georgia’s Taylor Leon and Auburn’s Maria Martinez both carded the low round of the day and tournament firing a pair of four-under 68s. Martinez is the low individual through 2 rounds at three-under par 141. Lewis is the leading Lady Razorback entering the final round in a tie for 17th at five-over par 149. McCurdy is tied for 26th, Hinshaw and Mahon are tied for 34th, while Medders moved up ten spots into a tie for 40th. Fifth-ranked Auburn continues to leads the tournament at six-over par after firing a six-under 282 Saturday increasing their lead to four shots over fourth-ranked Georgia. Last year the Lady Razorbacks entered the final round 17 shots off the lead before firing the low team score in the final round that left them one shot out of a playoff for the Championship. The Lady Razorbacks begin the final round on the first tee starting at 8:30 a.m. and will be paired with players from Florida and Vanderbilt. There are live stats available during Sunday’s final round that can be accessed at www.golfstat.com. For a complete recap of each day’s action, point your browser to LADYBACKS.COM.
Download: SEC Scores – Day 2.pdf