Memphis Climbs into Tie for Second at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge
Feb. 28, 2011
MIAMI, Fla. — The University of Memphis posted a team score of 300 (+12) on day two at the Weston Hills Country Club to climb into a share of second at the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge.
The Lady Tigers’ 300 was the second lowest team total of the afternoon and lifted them into a share of second place with first-round leader Miami (303-304). The Canes and Lady Tigers trail FIU (305-300) by just two strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round.
“I’m so proud of the girls for staying focused,” University of Memphis head coach Beth Harrelson said. “They battled through, tough windy conditions to post a really solid score.”
Marissa Steen, who was tied for the individual lead after a two-under-par 70 in the opening round, turned in a three-over-par 75 on day two and sits in sole possession of fifth. Julia Hodgson climbed into a share of 19th with a second round 76, while Alex Aläng (80-74) and Kathleen Glavin (80-75) are in 24th and 27th, respectively. Ashley Kees is in a tie for 66th after scores of 81-85.
“We’re looking forward to the competition tomorrow,” Harrelson said. “We just have to go out, play our games, and take it one shot at a time.”
The Sir Pizza Cards Challenge concludes tomorrow, Mar. 1 with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
5 Marissa Steen 70 75 145
T 19 Julia Hodgson 77 76 153
T 24 Alex Alang 80 74 154
T 27 Kathleen Glavin 80 75 155
T 66 Ashley Kees 81 85 166