Tigers Move Up Three Spots at SEC Golf

Louden, Tenn.--Auburn moved up three spots on day two of the SEC Women's Golf Tournament on Saturday, but the Tigers appear to be too far off the pace to make a run for the title on the final day of competition on Sunday.

Auburn, which was tied for eighth after one round, shot a 21-over-par 309 in round two at the Tennessee National Club and stands at 619.

Florida is on top with a 590 total, five shots ahead of Arkansas. Auburn is tied for fifth with South Carolina as the Tigers try to win the title for the third time in the last four years.

The Tigers moved up to fourth place with a strong first nine holes, but didn't play as well later in the day.

Senior Margaret Shirley and sophomore Candace Schepperle both made the turn at one-under-par, but were each four over on their final nine holes to finish at 75 to lead the Tigers. They are tied for ninth place in the individual competition.

"The weather delayed us for a few hours this morning, but our team handled the situation well," Auburn coach Kim Evans said. "Margaret and Candace had another strong round today and they helped us improve a couple spots in the team battle.

"I think we made some adjustments today that were beneficial and we will need to do the same tomorrow. Hopefully, we can all come together tomorrow and play well collectively to finish off the tournament strong."

Auburn's No. 1 player coming into the tournament, freshman Cyndey Clanton, shot a 79 on Saturday, two strokes better than Friday.

Junior Mariana Macias shot an 80 and senior Abigale Schepperle put an 83 on the scoreboard.


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