Oxford, Miss. – Freshman Valentina Romero (E) carded a one-under 71 to pace the Furman women's golf team in second round action on Saturday in the Rebel Intercollegiate at the par-72 Ole Miss Golf Course in Oxford, Miss.
The Cali, Colombia, native birdied three holes on the round and shot a one-under 35 on the back nine to move into a tie for seventh place with teammate Laura Wearn (E) through 36 holes. Wearn, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., matched her opening round 72 on Friday with a second round 72.
The Paladins (+25) posted a second round 301 to hold onto ninth place entering the final round. Coastal Carolina (-3) holds a six-stroke lead over second place Tulane (+3) with Baylor (+6), LSU (+9) and East Tennessee State (+10) rounding out the top five in the 18-team field.
Baylor's Hayley Davis (-8) backed up her first round 67 with a 69 on Saturday to hold a one-stroke lead over second place Jessica Alexander (-7) of Coastal Carolina.
Final round action in the Rebel Intercollegiate is set for a shotgun start on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. CT.
Fans can follow live scoring of the Rebel Intercollegiate by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com or at www.GolfStatResults.com.
9 Furman 300 301
T7 Laura Wearn 72 72
T7 Valentina Romero 73 71
T63 Stephanie Carlozzi 77 78
T73 Alexa Rancourt 78 80
T94 Aubrie Street 85 83