No. 3 Auburn Takes Sole Possession Of Second Heading Into Final Round Of Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
March 27, 2010
ATHENS, Ga. - Auburn freshman Carlie Yadloczky carded an even-par 72 while junior Cydney Clanton tallied a 1-over 73, giving the third-ranked Tigers the low round of the day and sole possession of second place following the second round at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. Auburn enters the final round nine strokes behind Duke.
Hosted by Georgia, the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic is a 54-hole tournament being played at the par-72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. The three-day tournament features 23 teams from around the country, 11 of which are ranked in the GolfWorld top-25.
As a team, the Tigers carded an 11-over-par 299 to finish with the low round of the day. Entering the day in a three-way tie for second place, the low round gave Auburn sole possession of second place on the leaderboard with a 33-over-par 609. First-round leader Duke maintained its pace with a 12-over 300, finishing with a 24-over 600 and a nine-stroke lead.
"We had the low round of the day and made up a shot and that was definitely a good thing, but we have a lot of work to do tomorrow," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "We actually lost some ground on the last couple holes. We started strong, fell behind some, but I knew we would get it going - it just took a little while."
Leading the Tigers was Yadloczky, a freshman from Casselberry, Fla. She carded five bogeys on the day, but countered those with five birdies to finish the round with an even-par 72. Combined with her first-round 81, she moved up almost 40 places on the leaderboard to head into the final round in a tie for 16th at 9-over-par 153.
"Carlie played incredible today," said Evans. "It was windy, cold and it is a tough golf course, but she stuck it out for a good round. I think we are going to see a lot of that from Carlie as she gets used to playing in college and builds her confidence."
Also going low for the Tigers was Concord, N.C., native Clanton. She posted a 1-over 73 to finish the day in a tie for fifth with a 6-over-par 150. Clanton struggled through the first 10 holes with three bogeys and a double-bogey, but the junior dropped a hole-in-one on No. 13 and played the final six holes at 3-under-par.
"Cydney had a hole-in-one, but she was struggling up to that point," said Evans. "That really started her round. She got going after that and finished very well."
Sophomore Haley Wilson, who tied for Auburn's low round in the first round with a 76, remained steady in the second round with a 5-over 77. She finished the day with a 9-over 153 to place her in a tie with Yadloczky and four others for 16th.
Senior Candace Schepperle posted a 9-over 81 Saturday to finish the day tied for 36th at 13-over 157. Sophomore Patricia Sanz rounded out the Auburn lineup with a 5-over-par 77, ranking her in a tie for 56th with a 16-over 160.
Redshirt junior Karlin Beck is competing in the tournament as an individual. She posted a 4-over 76 to move up nearly 40 places on the leaderboard, finishing the day in a tie for 61st with a 17-over 161.
In the team race, Duke leads with a 24-over 600, followed by the Tigers in second with a 33-over 609. North Carolina is in third with a 38-over 614, followed by Arkansas in fourth with a 39-over 615. Alabama rounds out the top five with a 42-over-par 618.
Individually, Duke's Lindy Duncan is in the lead with a 2-under-par 142, followed by Wake Forest's Cheyenne Woods in second with a 3-over 147. Alabama's Jennifer Kirby and Virginia's Calle Nielson are tied for third at 5-over 149, followed by Clanton and Arkansas' Kelli Shean in a tie for fifth with 6-over 150s.
Action in the tournament is set to continue at 7:30 a.m., Sunday with a shotgun start. Auburn will play with Duke, North Carolina and Arkansas and begin on Nos. 1-3. Fans can follow the action with live stats at www.GolfStat.com.
ATHENS, Ga. -- Second-round results from the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic hosted by Georgia at the University of Georgia Golf Course. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,335.
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