The Lady Flames posted a 314 on Wednesday afternoon and stand at 624 after 36 holes. Coach John Maupin’s club trails tournament leader British Columbia (604) by 20 strokes. Savannah College of Art and Design (605) is second. Shorter (606), the opening round leader, dropped to third. William Woods (Mo.) stands in fourth place with a 607 and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) rounds out the top five in the 28-team event with a 612.
Said Maupin, “We just haven’t played like we are capable of the last two days. We have really struggled on the greens, and have not been able to adjust. We have also made a lot of silly little mistakes that we don’t typically have. Fortunately, we are only halfway through. We just need to come back strong on Thursday. These girls are fighters. I know we can play better.”
Courtney Shelton registered a 4-over-par 77 to pace the Lady Flames. She stands at 158 overall. Geandra Almeida followed with a 78. Overall, Almeida holds down the 25th spot in individual play (153). Freshman Madison Alexander came in with a 79 and her two-day total is 159. Sloane Skinner (157) finished with an 80 and Kristin Bourg (161) totaled an 83 on Wednesday.
SCAD’s Nikki Stewart (142) is the medalist leader, but Oklahoma City’s Jessica Schiele posted the top round of the day, a sizzling 5-under par 68 on Wednesday.