SUNSET, S.C. – Vanderbilt women’s golf found low numbers hard to come by Saturday during the second round of the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.
In the 17-team field, the Commodores shot 25-over par and dropped to 13th place with a 617 total after 36-holes. Vandy is 24 shots back of leader Kentucky going into Sunday’s final round.
The Wildcats hold a two-stroke advantage over Michigan State, who sits in second. No. 12 Florida stays in the top three, while No. 17 LSU and No. 15 Florida State improve to fourth and fifth, respectively. Four of the five teams in the top five qualified to the 2021 NCAA Championship.
The par-72 course that is 6,386 yards in length certainly challenged the field of top college golfers. No team is under-par through 36-holes and the average score among the individual field is 77.54.
Making improvement from the first day, junior Tess Davenport had Vandy’s low round of the day with a 76. The Buford, Georgia native is tied for 56th in the tournament at 12-over par.
After 36-holes, junior Celina Sattelkau has the best individual finish for the Dores tied for 34th at 9-over par. Fifth-year senior Louise Yu and sophomore Ariel Yu, who’s competing as an individual, made great strides on Saturday, both tied for 39th at 10-over par.
Junior Jayna Choi couldn’t keep her momentum going Saturday and finished with an 82. Choi dropped out of the top 20 and is in a nine-way tie for 56th alongside Davenport at 12-over par.
Senior Auston Kim never got rolling on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, opening the second round with a bogey on No. 10 and finishing the last nine with four bogeys and a double bogey. Kim is tied for 80th with a 16-over par after 36 holes.
In the medalist competition, Florida’s Annabell Fuller and Michigan State’s Brooke Biermann are tied atop the leaderboard after both jumped nine spots and finished the second round with a 71. Fuller and Biermann are two out of 101 individuals to finish the 36-holes under par.
A. Yu will begin play for the Dores in the final round with a 7:39 a.m. (CT) start from the first hole Sunday, with the rest of the squad teeing off on No. 10 led by Kim at 8:33 a.m. Live stats can be found HERE.