Cats Climb Up On Day Two of Florida State Match-Up
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A strong close to its opening round propelled Arizona Women's Golf to a seven-stroke improvement in the second round of the Florida State Match-Up. The Wildcats were 5-over for the day to move up to fourth place at 17-over par. The Seminole Legacy Golf Club played difficult for a second consecutive day with only one team posting one round below par.
"We carried over the momentum from our back nine yesterday to today, which allowed us to move up the leaderboard," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Having Carolina, as a freshman, shoot even par today to lead us for a second consecutive round is an example of our growth and development this year. Money, Gile and Lilas also shot better scores today to give us four players in the top 25 of the leaderboards. If we continue this uptick in scoring in tomorrow's final round, we will have another strong finish."
Carolina Melgrati followed up her first round of 2-over with an even par on Saturday, which included a two-stroke improvement at the turn from the day before. She sits in a tie for ninth at 2-over going into Sunday's final round. Gile Bite Starkute, who sank an eagle on the 14th hole on Saturday, shaved three strokes off her opening round score to rise to 17th place at 4-over for the tournament.
Melgrati and teammate Lilas Pinthier are tied for seventh in par-3 scoring after two rounds. The Cats rose up the par-4 scoring rankings on Saturday to finish in third with one round to play.
Arizona will tee off the third and final round at 7:55 a.m. local time in Tallahassee with a five-stroke lead over fifth-place Kent State.