TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Sophomore Valentina Romero (+5) carded a second-round 75 to finish the day tied for tenth place as the Furman women's golf team continued play Saturday at the second annual Florida State Match-Up Tournament at the par 72, 6,314 yard Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla.
Romero teed off of 10 and registered three birdies on the day, including a birdie on her final hole, to finish three under for the second round and 13 strokes behind leader Matilda Castren of Florida State, who shot a 68 for the second-consecutive day. Castren leads runner-up Ashlan Ramsey of Clemson by six strokes heading into tomorrow's final round.
Paladin freshman Taylor Totland (+6) fired a 74 on Saturday with birdies on No. 4 and No. 16 to move up into a tie for 19th, while rookie Macy McRaney (+8) also carded a 74 in the second round after posting four birdies in the round to conclude Saturday's play tied for 28th.
Senior Aubrie Street (+17) Street shot an 87 to enter Sunday's round tied for 55th, and sophomore Stephanie Carlozzi (+18) shot a 79 with a birdie on No. 3, a par three, to tie for 57th. Senior Ingunn Gunnarsdottir, playing as an individual, recorded five birdies on the day, including back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15, to finish Saturday's round tied for 36th..
#13 South Carolina (+10) holds a three-stroke lead over #12 Clemson (+13), while #46 Florida State (+16), #30 Virginia (+18), and #39 Texas A&M (+24) round out the top five heading into the final day of competition. The Paladins (+28) are in eighth place following two rounds.
"We hung in there toady after a rough start," said Furman head coach Kelley Hester. "The conditions were cold and windy, so I felt like we were close to a really solid round. Hopefully we can pick up a few shots tomorrow and move up the board."
The tournament will conclude Sunday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome. Live tournament scoring will also be available via www.golfstat.com.
8th Furman 302 302 604
T10 Valentina Romero 74 75 149
T19 Taylor Totland 76 74 150
T28 Macy McRaney 78 74 152
T55 Aubrie Street 74 87 161
T57 Stephanie Carlozzi 83 79 162
T36 Ingunn Gunnarsdottir 78 77 155*
*-Playing as an individual