Wildcats in Third, Three Shots off Lead Entering Final Day
Sept. 11, 2012
WEST POINT, Miss. – The University of Kentucky women’s golf team wrapped up their second round at the Old Waverly Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday, shooting 6-over-par 294 for the second consecutive day. The Wildcats currently sit in third place for the tournament heading into the final day tomorrow, and trail the leader Arkansas by just three strokes.
“I'm very proud of my team for how they handled themselves today,” head coach Golda Johansson Borst said. “We stuck with it when things got tough on the back nine and made some big par saves coming down the stretch. We are looking forward to playing tomorrow and building on these past two days.”
UK as a team is now at 12-over par for the tournament and is right in the mix going into the final round of 18 on Wednesday. Tulane is in second at 10-over, while Arkansas leads the field at 9-over. Action will resume tomorrow, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Freshman Cylia Damerau led the charge for the Cats on Tuesday, shooting a sizzling 1-under-par 71. The Cham, Switzerland native recovered after carding a 79 on Monday and has helped give UK a great opportunity to win the invitational tomorrow. Damerau sank five birdies on the afternoon, including three straight on holes No. 9, 10 and 11. Damerau is at 6-over for the event and is in a tie for 15th individually.
Ashleigh Albrecht had another solid performance on the course for the Wildcats, turning in a scorecard of 2-over-par 74. The senior got off to a relatively slow start, bogeying holes No. 11 and 12 to go to 4-over. However, the Murrieta, Calif. native recovered on hole No. 15, where she eagled on the par 5 to move to 2-over. Albrecht is now 1-over for the tournament and is in a tie for sixth place overall.
Junior Liz Breed walked away from the course with the most marks on her scorecard among the Wildcats. Breed shot a round of 2-over, 74 that included six birdies. The Waynesboro, Pa. native is tied for 15th in the tournament at 6-over.
After an even par day on Monday, Heather Lott is tied for 11th after carding a 3-over-par 75 today. Freshman Meghan McDougall is locked in a tie for 20th overall after a 4-over day and is at 7-over-par for the tournament.
Playing as an individual, freshman Sarah Harris shot 5-over on Tuesday and is also tied for 20th at 7-over for the invitational.
Wednesday’s action will be a shotgun start that will begin at 9:30 a.m. Albrecht will start on hole No. 1, with Lott, Breed, Damerau and McDougall beginning on the next hole, respectively. Harris will open up her day on hole No. 15.
For live scoring of the event please visit golfstat.com. For more information on the University of Kentucky women's golf team please visit UKathletics.com.