HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The Alabama women’s golf team got off to a fast start in the second round of the 11th annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Tuesday but could not keep up the pace and ended the day in a tie for 12th overall. The Crimson Tide will enter Wednesday’s final 18 holes with a team total of 24-over par 592 (297-295).
The Tide began the day by combining for 11 birdies compared to just seven bogeys through the front nine and were as low as 6-under par on the day as the team made the turn. However, just two total birdies on the back nine resulted in the second-round total.
With 13 birdies on the day combined with the same total from round one, Alabama ranks second in the field with 26 total birdies through 36 holes of tournament action.
The 54-hole event features a 17-team field in which 15 teams are ranked among the top-50 teams in the nation, including 12 in the top 25 and six inside the top 10
The three-day, 54-hole annual event is being played at the par 71, 6,281 yard Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Round Two Highlights
- Benedetta Moresco leads the Tide after 36 holes of action with a 5-over par 147 (73-74) which places her in a tie for 28th
- Sarah Edwards (78-71), who carded the best round of day two by any Tide golfer with an even par 71 Tuesday, is tied with Kynadie Adams (73-76) for 28th position with matching scores of 7-over 149
- Edwards collected a team-leading five birdies on the day and now has eight across her two rounds played which is tied for second-most in the entire field
- Emilie Øverås sits in a tie for 71st with a 153 (79-74)
- Both Edwards and Øverås combined to shoot 12 strokes better in round two the opening round of the event
- Isabella van der Biest rounds out the Crimson Tide golfers in 77th with a 155 (73-82)
- All three days of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate will be televised live on Golf Channel, 1:30-4:30 p.m. CT
- As a team, the Crimson Tide is ranked fifth in par 5 scoring (4.93)
- The Tide’s 26 birdies trails only LSU (27) as the most thus far in the event
- No. 4 South Carolina (-1) is the lone team under par, and leads No. 6 LSU (+3) by four strokes coming into the…
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