Women's Golf Takes Big Lead

The Alabama women's golf team used a record setting performance to take a commanding lead after 36 holes. Alabama shot a school record round of 282 (-6) Saturday at the Ol' Colony Golf Complex. After two rounds, Alabama sports a 582 (+6) and leads second place LSU by 26 strokes at the Crimson Tide Classic.

Junior Kathleen Ekey led the charge for the Tide after posting her career best at Alabama with a 66 (-6). After 36 holes, the Wadsworth, Ohio native leads the field with a 138 (-6).

Freshman Camilla Lennarth continued her stellar tournament play with a 69 (-3). It's the second consecutive round the Stockholm, Sweden native has shot under par. Lennarth currently sits in second with a 139 (-5).

Playing as individuals, the duo of senior Sarah Sturm and freshman Courtney Harter entered the clubhouse in the top five. Sturm finished with a 74 (+2) and after 36 holes completed, sports an even-par-144 to sit in fourth place. Harter finished round two with a 70 (-2) and closely follows Sturm with a 148 (+4) in fifth place.

Sophomore Rhea Nair moved into the top 10 after a second round score of 74 (+2). Nair has a 36 hole score of 152 (+8) to sit tied for ninth overall.

Sophomore Helena Blomberg finished her second round with a 73 (+1) to move up to 14th place with a 153 (+9). Junior Laura Goodwin fired a 78 (+6) and is tied for 35th with a 159 (+15).

Rounding out the Tide as an individual is freshman Kelley VanDenburg. The Brockport, N.Y. native finished with a 84 (+12) and has a 36 hole score of 173 (+29).

The field will start the final round of play with a shotgun start, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Crimson Tide will tee off from holes 1-4.

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