Women's Golf In Seventh-Place Through Day Two of C-USA Championship
April 23, 2013
GULF SHORES, Ala. - -
The University of Memphis women's golf team is in seventh place through the second day of the Conference USA Championship being played at The Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Lady Tigers fired a second day 317 to finish the afternoon one stroke behind UTEP in seventh place with a 621 and one stroke ahead of Southern Miss and Old Dominion, who are tied for eighth.
Sarah Mathews remains in the hunt for a top 20 finish after posting a 77 (+8), Tuesday in the second round. She is now tied for 18th at +8 for the tournament (152). Teammate Alex Aläng is in a three-way tie for 22nd one stroke back at +9 after shooting a 78 on Tuesday afternoon. Aläng's 153 has her just outside the top 20 heading into the final day of the competition on Wednesday.
The Lady Tigers' third senior, Julia Hodgson, also remains within range of a top-20 finish, currently in a three-way tie for 27th at +11 (155) after shooting a 78 on Tuesday.
Sophomore Ashleigh Whisenant followed her day one 77 with a second day 84 to move to a tie for 39th at 161 (+17) for the tournament. Lady Tiger teammate Natalie Turk matched her first day 87 in the second round and is in 52nd place with a 174 for the first 36 holes of the tournament.
The tournament will wrap up with a third round on Wednesday.
No. 20 Tulane leads the tournament field at +10 (586) with four golfers in the top six of the individual standings. No. 48 East Carolina is second at +22 (598), No. 44 UCF is third at +26 (602) and No. 33 SMU is fourth at +31 (607). Tulane's Madison Opfer and East Carolina's Nico Engstroem Skaug lead the individual tournament field at +1. Opfer posted the second day's low round of 71 to move from eighth into a tie for first heading into the final day of competition.