Tide Women Golfers Move Into First

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – The Alabama women's golf team staked claim to the team lead after 36 holes of the 2013 Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Monday at the par-72, 6,191-yard River Course at the Rio Mar Beach Resort with a 2-over-par round of 290.

Alabama is four shots ahead of first-round leader Arkansas at 7-over 583. Alabama's round of 290 was six shots better than the Razorbacks and nine shot better than any other team in the field. Texas Tech and TCU are tied for second at 21-over 597 with Iowa State in fifth place at 22-over 598.

Junior Stephanie Meadow moved into second place in the individual standings at 1-under 143, three shots back of tournament leader Emily Tubert of Arkansas. Meadow carded a 2-under-par round of 70 on Monday to pace the Crimson Tide.

True freshman Emma Talley is two shots back of Meadow in a tie for third place at 1-over 145 after firing an even-par 72 in the second round. Junior Hannah Collier also finds herself inside the top 10 in a tie for sixth after an even-par round of 72 left her in a tie for sixth at 2-over 146.

Senior Jennifer Kirby and sophomore Daniela Lendl both shot 4-over 76 on Tuesday to tie for the Tide's No. 4 score. Kirby is tied for 19th overall at 5-over 149 while Lendl is tied for 37th at 10-over 154. Johanna Tilström is playing as an individual and carded a 78 in round two.

The Crimson Tide will begin its third round at 5:30 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday and will be paired with Arkansas, TCU and Texas Tech. Among other SEC schools in the 15-team field, Kentucky is in 10th at 35-over 611 and Auburn is 11th at 35-over 612.

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