Tide Women's Golf Leads Liz Murphey

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Alabama women's golf team made up six strokes on the second day of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic to move into first on the leaderboard heading into the final round.

Alabama shot a 3-over-par 291 on the second day to take a four-stroke lead at 1-over-par ahead of Purdue, which shot 297 on Saturday. Host Georgia is in third on its home course at 9-over-par in the 23-team field.

The Classic is using a "best ball" team format, with the low four individual scores from each hole comprising the team's counting tally as the day progresses. Traditionally, the low four rounds at the end of the day are added together to determine the team score.

Brooke Pancake posted an even-par 72 that featured two birdies that were low scores for the Tide. Stephanie Meadow matched Friday's 1-over-par 73 with another consistent round in which she was one of just seven players to birdie No. 12 in the 120-golfer field. Camilla Lennarth posted a 3-over-par 75 and had the Tide's low score on No. 6 with a birdie on the par 4 hole.

Jennifer Kirby and Hannah Collier rounded out the scoring with a 79 and an 80, respectively.

The Tide will aim to maintain its position on the leaderboard in the final round of the 54-hole event on Sunday. UA tees off at the University of Georgia Golf Course starting at 7:30 a.m. CDT.

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