April 19, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -
The eighth-ranked Alabama women's golf team shot 5-over 293 during the second round of the SEC Women's Golf Championships on Saturday at the par-72, 6,037-yard Greystone Golf and Country.
The Crimson Tide are 19-over 595 after 36 holes in fifth place, 10 shots back of tournament leader Vanderbilt (+9, 585), who carded a 1-under 287 in round two to take over the lead. Arkansas is second at 15-over 591 while LSU is third at 16-over 592 and Auburn is fourth at 18-over 594.
"We certainly played much better in the second round," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "I just hope it is good enough to keep us in the mix tomorrow. We are 10 shots back, so we are going to have to play a very good round tomorrow to stay in the ball game, but we made some progress. We just made too many short-game mistakes. It is easy to miss some greens and we have to get them up and down."
Janie Jackson, who held the first-round lead after shooting 68, carded a 3-over 75 on Saturday and is now in a three-way tie for top honors at 1-under 143. The Commodores Simin Feng and Jenny Hahn shot 70 and 72 respectively to grab a share of the overnight lead.
Senior Stephanie Meadow, the defending SEC medalist, led Alabama's attack on Saturday with a 1-under-par round of 71. She is tied for eighth place at 2-over 146 after two rounds of play. She finished her first round Saturday morning with a 3-over 75.
Sophomore Emma Talley carded a 1-over 73 in the second round to move into a tie for 24th at 7-over-par 151. She made three birdies in her final four holes this morning to close out her first round with a 78.
Hannah Collier, playing on her home course, rebounded in the afternoon round with a 2-over-par 74 that included three birdies, three bogies and a double bogey. She is tied for 50th at 12-over 156 after shooting 82 in round one. Daniela Lendl's second-round 77 was dropped from Alabama's scorecard on Saturday, and she is tied for 59th after 36 holes at 14-over 158.
Alabama will play with Auburn and South Carolina in Sunday's final round from Greystone Golf and Country Club. The Crimson Tide will tee off the first hole at 8:50 a.m.
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