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Women's Golf Slips to Ninth after Second Round at Cougar Classic

ROLLTIDEDOTCOM Emma Talley carded an even-par round of 72 on Monday.
Emma Talley carded an even-par round of 72 on Monday.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - The top-ranked University of Alabama women's golf team fell to ninth place at the Cougar Classic, hosted by College of Charleston at the par-72, 6,219 yard Yeamans Hall Club, on Monday after shooting a 6-over 294.

The Crimson Tide is 7-over 583 after 36 holes of play and 18 shots off the lead of Florida. The Gators are out in front at 11-under 565 with Southern California in second at 8-under 568. Vanderbilt is in third at 574 (-2) while Virginia and Auburn round at the top five in a tie for fourth at even-par 576.

"The struggle for us has been on the greens," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "We are getting a lot of opportunities to make birdies. We are either missing short putts or three-putting, which I saw us do at least five times today. These are makeable birdie chances that we are turning into bogeys. We are off on our course management as well, but I'm not sure how much of that isn't just frustration from missing putts."

Freshman Emma Talley led the way for Alabama On Monday, carding an even-par 72. Her two-day total of 144 puts her at even-par for the tournament and tied for 22nd. Talley, a native of Princeton, Ky., recovered from a front nine total of 2-over, to sink three birdies with one bogey on the back nine.

Junior Stephanie Meadow shot 1-over today, and sits at 1-over for the tournament, putting her in a tie for 28th with fellow teammate Jennifer Kirby, who carded a 75 (+3) today. Hannah Collier shot 74 and currently sits in a tie for 72nd. Daniela Lendl, who is also tied for 72nd, shot 76 today and was the Crimson Tide's drop score.

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