GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Freshman Taylor Totland fired a 72 Saturday to place the Furman women's golf team in fourth place following the second round of the 42nd Lady Paladin Invitational at the par-72, 6,266-yard Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
GRU Augusta held onto the lead for the second-consecutive day after recording a par 288 for a 36 hole total of 573, the lowest team total for the first 36 holes of the tournament by one stroke over Georgia's 2003 score of 574. Clemson (+2) remained in second at 578, with Wisconsin (+8) in third at 584.
The Tigers' Ashlan Ramsey (-5) holds the individual lead after shooting a 71 on Saturday for a two-day total of 139, tying the Lady Paladin record for the lowest score on the first 36 holes, set by Michele Guibault of Florida State in 1981 and by Furman's Monique Gesualdi in 2004.
Totland (-1) finished the front nine one-over, then capitalized off of two birdies on the back to finish the day even at 72. Her two-day total of 143 leaves her in a tie for sixth place headed into Sunday's final round. Sophomore Valentina Romero (+2) carded a 75 Saturday after recording birdies on three of the course's first four holes to finish the round tied for 11th.
Senior Aubrie Street (+5) shot a 77 on Saturday to enter the final round tied for 25th place, while senior Ingunn Gunnarsdottir (+8) is tied for 37th after tallying four birdies in the second round for a 77. Junior Laura DeMarco (+4) concluded Saturday's round tied for 60th after recording an 80.
"Our team hung in there today after getting off to a fairly rough start," said Furman head coach Kelley Hester. "I was proud of the girls' effort, and the fact that we finished well. Freshman Taylor Totland continued her strong play, as well."
The 54-hole Lady Paladin Invitational concludes on Sunday. A shotgun start is slated for 9 a.m.
Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome. Results and live tournament scoring are available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.
4 Furman 290 301 591
T6 Taylor Totland 71 72 143
T11 Valentina Romero 71 75 146
T25 Aubrie Street 73 77 150
T37 Ingunn Gunnarsdottir 75 77 152
T60 Laura DeMarco 76 80 156
T85 *Stephanie Carlozzi 78 86 164
90 *Daffodil Sanchez 84 91 175
* - playing as an individual