The University of Alabama women’s golf team shot a round-low 12-under-par to move into the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Tuesday.
With the top six teams advancing to the NCAA Championships, the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide will head into the final round with a 16-stroke cushion (from the seventh-place team), and a 4-stroke lead over second place No. 15 Washington at the par-72, 6,342-yard Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club in Florida.
No. 7 Furman, host No. 28 Florida State and No. 29 Clemson have also separated themselves and are in good position to advance.
Alabama junior Lauren Stephenson is tied for fourth place individually at 8-under par, two shots behind leader Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest.
The Lexington S.C., native’s 36-hole total is the second-lowest in Alabama NCAA regional history, trailing only the 134 shot by Stephanie Meadow in the first two rounds of the 2013 NCAA East Regional at Auburn.
Alabama Individual Results
- T-4 Lauren Stephenson – 67-69/136 (-8)
- T-9 Kristen Gillman – 72-68/140 (-4)
- T-9 Cheyenne Knight – 72-68/140 (-4)
- T-20 Angelica Moresco – 71-71/142 (-2)
- T-60 Lakareber Abe – 76-75/151 (+7)
“I thought everyone played well today,” Alabama coach Mic Potter said in a release. “We just played really solid golf, didn’t make any mistakes to speak of and stayed patient.
“This is a tricky course. It’s not enough to be in the fairway here. You have to be in the right spot in the fairway to give yourself a chance on your approach. We’ve been able to do that the last two days.”
Alabama will tee off for Wednesday’s final round last with Washington and Florida State at 9:50 a.m. ET.
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