HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Junior Celina Sattelkau continued her solid play Tuesday during the second round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and stayed in the top 10 going into Wednesday’s final round.
Sattelkau, a product of Neustadt, Germany, was 1-over-par on the Pete Dye Course at Long Cove Club after a bogey-free back-nine. She’s in a four-way tie for ninth-place in the medalist competition, just four strokes off the lead set by Arizona State’s Calynne Rosholt.
As a team, Vanderbilt struggled for a second consecutive day and was 15-over-par. The Dores dropped to 11th-place at 26-over-par with a team total of 596 and are 23 shots back of first-place Wake Forest (+3) who currently ranks fifth in the latest Golfstat poll.
“Long Cove (Club) got the best of us today especially on and around the greens,” head coach Greg Allen said. “I think we got a little frustrated which led to a loss of focus at times.”
The par-71 course that is 6,290 yards in length continued to challenge the field of top golfers. No team is under par through 36 holes and the Demon Deacons were the only team to shoot under-par (-4) today. Only six of the 90 individuals remain under par and the average score during the second round is 74.88.
Senior Louise Yu is tied for 38th place while sophomore Virginie Ding and freshman Natasha Kiel are each tied for 50th.
Senior Auston Kim improved from a tough first round to shoot 5-over-par Tuesday and moved up slightly into a tie for 75th.
Hosted by multi-platinum country artist and PXG ambassador Darius Rucker, the event made its television debut on GOLF Channel marking the first all-women’s regular season collegiate golf tournament to be presented live on the network.
The Dores tee off for the final round at 10:20 a.m. CT Wednesday. Live television coverage continues at 1:30 p.m. CT on GOLF Channel and live scoring can be found here.
“Wednesday is a new opportunity for us and a chance to move up the leaderboard with a decent round,” Allen said.