Sept. 10, 2013
Round 2 Results TULSA, Okla. -
The Alabama women's golf team fired the lowest round of the day Tuesday at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview on the par-70 6,168-yard Tulsa Country Club.
The Crimson Tide's 2-over 282 moved UA from 11th into a tie for fourth with Southern California after 36 holes of play at 12-over 572. Duke took over the top spot with a 6-over 286 in the second round and is 9-over 569. Alabama is three shots back of the Blue Devils heading into Wednesday's final round. Oklahoma remained in second at 570 while first-round leader Oklahoma State shot 13-over and slipped to third at 571.
"Emma played a lot better today and Stephanie said she had her best ball-striking day in a long time, Potter said. "It is kind of coming together. One thing I really wanted from today's round was to get into contention and we did that. Now we have to see how we react to what will be a great learning experience tomorrow.
"We have to apply the things that work for us and that is focusing on ourselves and our golf ball. We have to forget about the past and the future and focus on playing that one shot the best we can."
Senior Stephanie Meadow stepped to the forefront for Alabama in the second round with a 1-under-par 69 that moved her into a tie for seventh place with her teammate Daniela Lendl. Lendl, a junior from Vero Beach, Fla., carded her second straight round of even-par 70. Both players are tied for seventh at even-par 140.
Emma Talley followed up an opening-round 75 with a 1-over 71 to boost the Crimson Tide effort. She birdied the fourth and the seventh on her back nine to get to even par before a bogey on her 17th hole and finished tied for 32nd. Sophomore transfer Janie Jackson also improved her score in round two with a 2-over 72 and is tied with Talley.
Redshirt freshman Cammie Gray also saw better results on Tuesday. Although her 3-over 73 did not count toward the Alabama team score, she bettered her first-round score by five shots.
Alabama will play with defending NCAA champion USC and Arizona in the final round on Wednesday.
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