Lott Paces Wildcats in Second Round
April 3, 2011
Liz Murphey Second Round Results (Individuals)
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sophomore Heather Lott led the Kentucky women's golf team on Saturday in Athens, Ga., at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic held at the University of Georgia Golf Course (par 72, 6,335 yards). The Wildcats, as a team, improved by four strokes from their first round score and finished at 15-over par to enter the final round in 20th place.
Lott, a native of Baton Rouge, La., birdied each of her first two holes, the par 5 17th hole and the par 5 18th hole. Lott led UK in its last tournament, the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, with a 31st-place finish.
"We got off to a better start today with some solid pars and birdies early on," UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst said. "Unfortunately, we struggled to keep our momentum going through the whole round. Sophomore Heather Lott really stepped up for us today. She made some very important putts throughout her round to score 75. We worked hard after the round on what we needed to build our confidence back up and we will be ready to go out and play better tomorrow."
Sophomore Ashleigh Albrecht, who led Kentucky after its first round, fired a 9-over par 81 on Saturday. Fellow sophomore Betsie Johnson improved by six strokes from her first round and recorded a 7-over par 79. Freshman Liz Breed carded her second consecutive round of 8-over par and junior Ashlee Rose finished at 11-over par for the round.
The best-ball format used at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic counts each team's low score from each hole during the round, not the low four total scores of the day. All five players from each team play together, as opposed to seeded players from three or four teams playing together. The individual champion will still be determined as the player with the best relation-to-par score over the 54 holes played this weekend.
The Wildcats are scheduled to tee off on the 16th hole on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET.
For live results of Sunday's final round and for all Kentucky women's golf news go to UKathletics.com.
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
April 1-3, 2011
University of Georgia Golf Course (Par 72 - 6,335 yards)
Ashleigh Albrecht 75, 81 - 156 (+12)
Heather Lott 81, 75 - 156 (+12)
Liz Breed 80, 80 - 160 (+16)
Ashlee Rose 81, 83 - 164 (+20)
Betsie Johnson 85, 79 - 164 (+20)
KENTUCKY 307, 303 - 610 (+34)