Women's Golf Makes Move At SEC

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. – The No. 8 University of Alabama women's golf team posted the third-lowest score of the day at the Cobblestone Park Golf Club in round two of the SEC Championships and remains in fifth place heading into the final round.

The Crimson Tide shot 291 (+7) on the par-71, 6,165 yard course and is nine shots off the lead with one round to play. No. 17 Arkansas leads the field with a 582 (+14) through 36 holes.

"Today was a lot better," Alabama Coach Mic Potter said. "We gave back a few shots on the back nine, and we still need to do a better job finishing, but we got ourselves back into contention with a solid round. With another strong round tomorrow, we can apply some pressure to the leaders and see what we can do."

Senior Kathleen Ekey fired a one-under-par 70 in round two to move up the leader board into a tie for fourth place at 143 (+1). The Wadsworth, Ohio native birdied three of the four par-5s on the day and finished with four birdies total. Ekey is four shots behind Georgia's Marta Silva who currently leads the individual race.

Freshman Brooke Pancake bettered her first round score by seven strokes with a 71 (E) in the second round to jump into a tie for 23rd at 149 (+7). Pancake knocked in birdies on holes four and 13 and had a team-low two bogies. Sophomore Camilla Lennarth is even with Pancake at 149 (+7) after shooting a 75 (+4) in round two.

Junior Rhea Nair matched Lennarth's 75 (+4) to round out the Tide's counted rounds. Nair is tied for 25th at 150 (+8) after two rounds of play. Junior Helena Blomberg shot an 80 (+9) and sits in 57th place with a 36-hole score of 165 (+23).

Alabama tees off its final round at 7 a.m. CT on Sunday. Live stats will be available at golfstat.com.

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