Wolcott, Col. – Senior Laura Wearn carded a 73 and freshman Stephanie Carlozzi posted a 75 to lead Furman in the second round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Tuesday at the par-72 Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo.
Wearn (+4), tied for 24th place after 36 holes, birdied three holes on the day and played her final 10 holes at one-under in second round play. Carlozzi (+3), who fired an even-par 72 on Monday, moved to two-under par after back-to-back birdies at No. 2 and No. 3 but slipped to three-over after playing her final five holes at five-over.
First round co-leader Pepperdine (-1) opened up a two-stroke lead over second place UC Davis (+1) with Oklahoma (+10) in third place. Mississippi (+20) and Campbell (+25) rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth, respectively, while Furman (+36) is tied for 12th in the 18-team field.
Demi Runas (-6) of UC Davis vaulted into the lead with a five-under 67 on Tuesday. She leads Pepperdine's Grace Na (-5) by a single stroke entering the final 18 holes.
Wednesday's final round is set to begin at 8:45 a.m. MT with a shotgun start.
T12 Furman 305 307 612
T16 Stephanie Carlozzi 72 75 147
T24 Laura Wearn 75 73 148
T63 Valentina Romero 79 79 158
T75 Laura DeMarco 79 83 162
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