Hilton Head Island, S.C. – The Furman women's golf team posted a 306 on Saturday to climb into a tie with the University of South Carolina for 12th place after 36 holes in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the par-71, 6,211-yard Long Cove Club.
Senior Laura Wearn and freshman Valentina Romero each tallied a four-over 75 to help the Paladins improve by seven strokes from their first round 313 on Friday. Romero, a native of Colombia, shot a two-over par on both the front and back nine while carding a birdie at No. 2 in second round play.
Wearn (+6), who opened the tournament with a 73 on Friday, trails leader Madalene Sagstrom of LSU by 10 strokes entering the final 18 holes and is tied for 16th place.
Vanderbilt (+10), with a 282 on Saturday, holds the tournament lead by three stroke over second place LSU (+13) and is seven strokes ahead of third place Alabama (+17). The 15-team Darius Rucker field included 13 of the top-50 ranked teams in the nation.
Final round play is slated for Sunday morning.
Fans can follow hole-by-hole live scoring of the final round by logging onto www.FurmanPaladins.com or www.GolfStatResults.com.
T12 Furman 313 306
T16 Laura Wearn 73 75
T46 Valentina Romero 79 75
T56 Stephanie Carlozzi 80 78
T62 Alexa Rancourt 81 78
75 Aubrie Street 84 82