Women's Golf In Fourth After 36 Holes At The Derby Invitational
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Oct. 25, 2008

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AUBURN - Auburn carded the fourth-best round of the day, posting a 16-over-par 304, but dropped to fourth place after the second round of the Auburn Derby Invitational at the Auburn University Club. Arizona State posted the first sub-par team round of the tournament and holds a three-stroke lead over Virginia heading into Sunday's final round.

The Derby is taking place at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. The par-72 course is playing at 6,301 yards for the 54-hole tournament.

Standing 18 strokes off the lead heading into the final round, Auburn head coach Kim Evans knows her team has their work cut out for them to defend their tournament title.

"I thought we played really well today, but we definitely have some ground to make up on Sunday," said Evans. "This tournament is a great test for us as we have a great field to compete with and we are seeing just how tough they are. We are going to talk over some things tonight and see where we can find a few more strokes out there tomorrow."

Two Tigers are currently in the top 10 with junior Candace Schepperle leading the way in a tie for fourth. She followed up her opening-round 1-under 71 with a 1-over 73 to stand at even-par heading into the final round. She is stands seven strokes off the lead, trailing Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist (70-67--137) after 36 holes of play.

Sophomore Sarah Thead follows in 11th place with a 5-over-par 149. Thead stayed consistent in the second round as she dropped a stroke for a 2-over 74 on Saturday, following her first-round 75.

Freshman Patricia Sanz (82-74--156) had an eight-stroke improvement on Saturday to move into a tie for 42nd. She is currently tied with teammates Cydney Clanton (73-83--156) and Mariana Macias (79-77--156) after two rounds of play. Macias is playing as an individual in the tournament.

Rounding out the Auburn lineup is freshman Madison Overbey as she posted an 84 on Saturday for a two-day total of 163, finishing the day in a tie for 75th.

Individually, Nordqvist leads the way with a 7-under 137, followed by Virginia's Whitney Neuhauser with a 4-under-par 140. Azahara Munoz (Arizona State) is tied for third at 2-under 142 while Schepperle and Virginia's Jennie Arseneault are tied for fourth at even-par to round out the top five.

In the team scoring, Arizona currently stands in the lead at 8-over-par 584 while Virginia trails in second with an 11-over 587. Alabama is in fourth with a 596 and is followed by Auburn in fourth and Ole Miss in fifth (610).

Action in the Derby Invitational continues at 8 a.m., Sunday with a shotgun start for the final round at the Auburn University Club. Fans can follow all the action live by accessing www.GolfStat.com.

AUBURN, Ala. -- Second-round results from the Derby Invitational hosted by Auburn University at the Auburn University Club. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,301.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1 - Arizona State -300-284 -- 584
2 - Virginia -289-298 -- 587
3 - Alabama -294-302 -- 596
4 - Auburn -298-304 -- 602
5 - Ole Miss -305-305 -- 610
6 - Georgia -308-305 -- 613
T7 - South Carolina -310-304 -- 614
T7 - Louisiana State -314-300 -- 614
9 - Kansas -311-306 -- 617
10 - Tulane -307-311 -- 618
11 - Mississippi Sate -312-309 -- 621
12 - Furman -309-313 -- 622
T13 - Tennessee-Chattanooga -317-306 -- 623
T13 - Kentucky -315-308 -- 623
15 - Central Florida -310-316 -- 626
16 - Florida State -310-329 -- 639
17 - Coastal Carolina -324-321 -- 645

TOP 20 INDIVIDUALS AND AUBURN PLAYERS
1 - Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State - 70 - 67 -- 137
2 - Whitney Neuhauser, Virginia - 69 - 71 -- 140
3 - Azahara Munoz, Arizona State - 72 - 70 -- 142
T4 - Jennie Arseneault, Virginia - 73 - 71 -- 144
T4 - Candace Schepperle, Auburn - 71 - 73 -- 144
6 - Dori Carter, Ole Miss - 75 - 70 -- 145
7 - Carolina Andrade, Georgia - 74 - 72 -- 146
T8 - Megan McChrystal, Louisiana State - 74 - 73 -- 147
T8 - Helena Blomberg, Alabama - 73 - 74 -- 147
T8 - Brooke Pancake, Alabama - 70 - 77 -- 147
11 - Sarah Thead, Auburn - 75 - 74 -- 149
T12 - Jackie Hilea, Furman - 70 - 80 -- 150
T12 - Ashlee Rose, Kentucky - 74 - 76 -- 150
T12 - Meghna Bal, Kansas - 77 - 73 -- 150
T15 - Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State - 78 - 73 -- 151
T15 - Janine Fellows, Tulane - 75 - 76 -- 151
T15 - Camilla Lennarth, Alabama - 77 - 74 -- 151
T15 - Calle Nielson, Virginia - 73 - 78 -- 151
T15 - Emily Powers, Kansas - 73 - 78 -- 151
T20 - Mallory Blackwelder, Kentucky - 78 - 74 -- 152
T20 - Erika Thornton, Mississippi State - 74 - 78 -- 152
T42 - Mariana Macias*, Auburn - 79 - 77 -- 156
T42 - Patricia Sanz, Auburn - 82 - 74 -- 156
T42 - Cydney Clanton, Auburn - 73 - 83 -- 156
T75 - Madison Overbey, Auburn - 79 - 84 -- 163

* - Playing as an individual