ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 3-ranked University of Alabama women’s golf team fired a 4-under par 284 on Tuesday to take a five-shot lead at the 2017 NCAA Athens Regional hosted by the University of Georgia Golf Course.

The Crimson Tide (289-284/573) will enter Wednesday’s final round at 3-under par, five shots ahead of second place Baylor (296-282/578), which sits at 2-over par after a 6-under par second round performance. First round leader Michigan State (581) is in third, Clemson (586) fourth, and Northwestern and Tennessee are tied for fifth (588). The top six teams advance to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships which will be May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Alabama’s Lauren Stephenson (69-70/139) is in sole possession of second place among the individuals, one shot off the lead at 5-under par. Cheyenne Knight (71-71/142) is tied for sixth at 2-under par. Kristen Gillman (73-70/143) is tied for ninth at 1-under par. Mia Landegren (76-73/149) is tied for 34th at 5-over par, and Lakareber Abe (80-74/154) is tied for 64th at 10-over par.