Spitz Moves Into Contention as Bruins Battle for Top 6 Spot
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Emma Spitz tied for the low round of the day at the University of Louisville Golf Club on Tuesday and is within striking distance of the overall lead at the NCAA Louisville Regional.
Spitz shot a 5-under 67 to move her into a tie for third at 4-under 140 after 36 holes. She was bogey-free in her second round, making five birdies on the par-4 first, 15th and 18th holes, the par-5 13th and the par-3 16th. She is two shots back of North Florida's Christin Eisenbeiss (-6, 138).
As a team, the Bruins fell to seventh place (+10, 586) following a 7-over 295. The field continues to be tightly-bunched, with just eight shots separating second through 11th places. The top six teams after play on Wednesday will advance to the NCAA Championships later this month in Scottsdale, Ariz.
First-round co-leader Emilie Paltrinieri is tied for 20th (+2, 146). The sophomore shot a 6-over 78 on Tuesday, making a pair of birdies on the par-4 sixth and par-3 eighth holes, four bogeys and two doubles. Sophomore Annabel Wilson is tied for 42nd (+6, 150), shooting a 2-over 74 in her second round on a birdie on the par-5 13th, one bogey and a double. Junior Simar Singh is tied for 78th (+10, 154), making two birdies on the par-5 ninth and par-4 15th, four bogeys and three doubles in an 8-over 80. Sophomore Yuki Yoshihara is tied for 86th (+12, 156), recording a 4-over 76 on a birdie on the par-5 ninth and five bogeys.
The final round on Wednesday for the Bruins will begin at 8 a.m. ET/5 a.m. PT off the first tee in the order of Yoshihara, Singh, Wilson, Paltrinieri and Spitz. Live scoring will be available here.