Tide Women's Golf Increases Lead

ATHENS, Ga. – The Alabama women's golf team extended its lead to eight shots after the second round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic on Saturday at the par-72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course.



Alabama shot 1-under-par 287 for a 36-hole total of 11-under 565. Tournament host Georgia is in second place at 3-under 573 after carding a 1-over 289 in round two. South Carolina is in third place at 1-over 577 with Purdue in fourth at 6-over 582. Virginia and Florida are tied for fifth at 8-over 584.

"We had everyone in the mix today," Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. "It is nice to know when someone makes a mistake that you still have four counting scores that are in good shape. We got off to a slow start, but on this course you have to realize that the front nine is harder than the back. We played very solid golf today. We hit a lot of greens and played intelligently, so I was very happy with it."

The Crimson Tide posted one of their most consistent rounds of the season on Saturday, led by sophomore Stephanie Meadow who carded a 1-under 71. Jennifer Kirby, Brooke Pancake and Hannah Collier all shot even-par 72 with Johanna Tillström's 73 serving as Alabama's drop score.

Kirby, Pancake and Meadow are all in the top 10 with Tillström tied for 22nd and Collier tied for 50th. Kirby leads the tournament by one shot at 6-under 138 after rounds of 66 and 72. Pancake is two shots back in a tie for fourth at 4-under 140 with Meadow in a tie for ninth at 2-under 242. Tillström is 2-over 146 with Collier at 8-over 152.

Alabama will play with Georgia and South Carolina in Sunday's final round from the UGA Golf Course. The Tide will go off the first hole in a shotgun start at 8 a.m. (CDT).

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