TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A 12-under par day propelled the No. 1-seeded Alabama women’s golf team into the lead following the second round at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on Tuesday.
The Crimson Tide (282-276/558) is at 18-under par heading into Wednesday’s final round at the par-72, 6,342-yard Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club.
First round leader Washington (273-289/562) is in second at 14-under after a 1-over second round. The top six teams in the final standings after Wednesday’s third round will advance to the NCAA Championships.
“We did a good job when we had to do a good job today,” Alabama head coach Mic Potter said. “There was nothing really outstanding. We just played really solid golf, didn’t make any mistakes to speak of and stayed patient. This is a tricky course. It’s not enough to be in the fairway here. You have to be in the right spot in the fairway to give yourself a chance on your approach. We’ve been able to do that the last two days.”
Alabama junior Lauren Stephenson (67-69/136) is tied for fourth individually at 8-under, two shots behind leader Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest.
Stephenson’s second-round 69 was her 17th round in the 60s this season and her 23rd under par in 28 rounds played in 2017-18.
Sophomore Kristen Gillman (72-68/140) and junior Cheyenne Knight (72-68/140) were the low scorers for the Tide on Tuesday. The duo turned in rounds of 4-under and are tied for ninth at 4-under after 36 holes.
Freshman Angelica Moresco (71-71/142) was 1-under for the second day in a row and is tied for 20th. Senior Lakareber Abe (76-75/151) is tied for 60th at 7-over.
“I thought everyone played well today,” Potter added. “I’m really proud of Angelica. She’s given us two really solid rounds and that fourth scorer is very important in an event like this.”