Women's Golf Improves on Day 2 at Liz Murphey

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Women's Golf Improves on Day 2 at Liz Murphey

BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s golf team used a one-under par final nine holes to improve its best ball score to eight-over par on the second day and moved from 18th to 15th place after 36 holes of the unique best-ball format of the 39th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.

LSU shot 296 on the scoring of the low four scores on each hole to stand at 23-over par 599, tied with Oklahoma for 15th place. Alabama used a three over par total of 291 to move to the lead at one-over best-ball after 36 holes. First-round leader Purdue is four shots back at five-over par and host Georgia is four more strokes back at nine-over par.

Senior Megan McChrystal shot four-over 76 on the second day and moved up 20 spots to 39th with a 36-hole total of 10-over 154. Freshman Austin Ernst shot a four-over 76 as well in the second round with junior Jacqueline Hedwall posting 78, sophomore Mary Michael Maggio 79 and senior Amalie Valle a 79.

The individual leader is Purdue’s Numa Gulyanamitta at even par 144 (71-73).

The shotgun start of the final round has been moved up to 7:30 a.m. CDT and live scoring will be available at LSUsports.net through Golfstat.com.

Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

Team Results (par 288-876-best ball format)
1. Alabama 286-291 – 577 +1; 2. Purdue 284-297 – 581 +5; 3. Georgia 291-294 – 585 +9; 4. Duke 291-296 – 587 +11; 5. Notre Dame 302-286 – 588 +12; 6. Ohio State 300-289 – 589 +13; 7. Virginia 294-295 – 590 +14; 8. Auburn 294-297 – 591 +15; 8. Wake Forest 294-297 – 591 +15; 10. Arkansas 294-298 – 592 +16; 10. Michigan State 296-296 – 592 +16; 12. Florida 300-293 – 593 +17; 13. Florida State 293-302 – 595 +19; 14. North Carolina 297-299 – 596 +20; 15. LSU 303-296 – 599 +23; 15. Oklahoma 295-304 – 599 +23; 17. Kent State 306-297 – 603 +27; 18. Kennesaw State 306-297 – 603 +27; 19. South Carolina 296-313 – 609 +33; 20. Kentucky 307-303 – 610 +34; 21. Furman 304-307 – 611 +35; 22. Georgia State 311-302 – 613 +37; 23. Chattanooga 310-304 – 614 +38.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-144)
1. Numa Gulyanamitta, Purdue, 71-73 – 144 E; 2. Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia, 74-71 – 145 +1; 3. 2. Emily Tubert, Arkansas, 72-73 – 145 +1; 4. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 73-73 – 146 +2; 5. Brooke Pancake, Alabama, 75-72 – 147 +3; 5. Hannah Thomson, Florida State, 70-77 – 147 +3; 5. Amy Meier, Ohio State, 74-73 – 147 +3; 5. Isabelle Lendl, Florida, 73-74 – 147 +3

LSU Scores
T39. Megan McChrystal 78-76 – 154 +10
T51. Austin Ernst 79-76 – 155 +11
T71. Mary Michael Maggio 78-79 – 157 +13
T78. Jacqueline Hedwall 80-78 – 158 +14
T92. Amalie Valle 81-79 – 160 +16