Kentucky Finishes Second Round in Sixth
March 17, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's golf team finished the second round of the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational in sixth. Kentucky shot a 19-over-par on their second day of action in Gainesville, Fla., leaving the Wildcats at 30-over-par 590, entering the final round.
"We faced some challenges today and got off to a rougher start," said UK head coach Golda Johansson Borst. "However, they all fought and were able to make some birdies coming down the stretch."
Kentucky currently sits 13 strokes off the lead as Alabama and Florida are in a tie for first at 17-over-par 577 on the weekend. Florida shot a second-round best 3-over-par 283 to jump five spots in to a tie for first. Georgia sits in third after day two at 22-over-par 582. Florida State is in fourth at 23-over-par 583 with South Florida rounding out the top five at 28-over-par 588.
Junior Betsie Johnson led the Wildcats in the second round, shooting a 2-over-par 72. Johnson's two birdies in the second round leave her in a tie for 11th at 5-over-par 145.
Sophomore Liz Breed finished the second round in a tie for 16th. Breed's 6-over-par 76 in the second round leaves her at 5-over-par 145 through two rounds. Senior Ashlee Rose showed improvement in the second round, shooting a 5-over-par 75. Rose's improvement leaves her in a tie for 44th at 12-over-par 152.
Junior Heather Lott finishes the second round in a tie for 25th after shooting a 6-over-par 76 on day two. Lott's birdie and 11 pars leave her at 8-over-par 148 on the weekend. Junior Megan Moir shot a 13-over-par 83 in the second round, leaving her in a tie for 79th at 19-over-par 159.
"We worked on some things after the round and left the course in a good place," said coach Borst. "I think the girls are more than ready to finish strong tomorrow."
Kentucky will begin the final round of the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET with a shotgun start.
For live results of the final round of the SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational go to golfstat.com.
For more information regarding the University of Kentucky women's golf team please go to UKathletics.com
SunTrust Gator Women's Invitational
March 16-18, 2012
Mark Bostic Golf Course (Par 70 - 6,704 yards)
T11. Betsie Johnson - 73, 72 (+5)
T16. Liz Breed - 70, 76 (+6)
T25. Heather Lott - 72, 76 (+8)
T44. Ashlee Rose - 77, 75 (+12)
T79. Megan Moir - 76, 83 (+19)