March 19, 2018
No. 9 Women's Golf at Evans Derby Experience
AUBURN, Ala. -- Senior women’s golfer Ainhoa Olarra continued to pace South Carolina at the Evans Derby Experience Monday, breaking par for the second-straight round. The San Sebastian, Spain, native posted a 71 (-1) to end the day in a tie for third at 6-under 138.
The No. 9 Gamecocks sit in sixth place at even-par 576 after firing a 2-over 290 on day two of the 54-hole event at Auburn University Club.
Olarra registered 11 pars to go with four birdies. She tallied a pair of birdies over her first six holes before adding ones on the par-4 18th and par-3 second. Monday marked the second-straight day Olarra notched four or more birdies.
Carolina sophomore Lois Kaye Go was also steady in round two, shooting an even 72. The Cebu City, Philippines, native recovered from a double bogey on No. 14 with a birdie on No. 16, and she added another birdie two holes later on the par-4 18th. Go will enter Tuesday’s final round in a tie for 23rd with a 36-hole mark of 144 (E).
Marion Veysseyre (T23) racked up 17 pars en route to second-round a 1-over 73. The Gamecock junior, who has recorded a par on 30 of her 36 holes this week, sits at even 144 through two days.
Ana Pelaez (52nd, +7) totaled 14 pars in round two and produced the highlight of her day on No. 11 when she holed out for eagle. The Malaga, Spain, native shot par or better on eight of her final nine holes.
Anita Uwadia (T54, +9) shot a 2-over 74 Monday after turning in an up-and-down performance. She logged three birdies and three bogeys and carded a par on 11 of her remaining 12 holes. Two of the sophomore’s three birdies came on par-5 holes.
Gamecock junior Gaby Amos, who is competing as an individual this week, was solid in her second round. The Gainesville, Fla., native (T59, +10) opened her day with eight straight pars and notched birdies on No. 6 and No. 9.
No. 3 Arkansas (-17) moved atop the leaderboard after carding a second-round 279 (-9), while No. 5 Duke (-12) and Florida State (-6) round out the top three. Maria Fassi of the Razorbacks holds a six-shot individual lead with a 36-hole score of 131 (-13).
QUOTING COACH Kalen Anderson
“We were definitely more steady from top to bottom today. No one went low, which is certainly necessary out here. We are due for a big day tomorrow, and we’re within reach for a solid finish.”
ROUND CHANGER Marion Veysseyre
Ainhoa Olarra continued to pace Carolina Monday, matching a team high with four birdies. Her seven birdies this week rank second among Gamecocks.
South Carolina concludes play at the Evans Derby Experience Tuesday. The final round will feature a shotgun start, with each team slated to get underway at 9 a.m. ET.
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