Dores in Top-5 on Day Two

Paced by Kim in fifth

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Vanderbilt concluded day two of the 2021 Mason Rudolph Championship deadlocked with Auburn for fifth place on Saturday at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.

Vandy sits two strokes above par at 296 behind Kentucky (-3) at 282. Florida’s 282 round at 4-under par placed them in third while Alabama (-13) finished the day at 278 taking second place.

Oregon solidified its first-place position with a 17-under-par effort at 283.

“Today was a day that tested our patience for sure,” said head coach Greg Allen. “We didn’t make very many birdies and we had so many putts that burned the edge. But that’s golf and I’m proud of how we battled.”

The Dores were led by Auston Kim with a 5-under-par performance for fifth overall. Virginie Ding joined her teammate in the top-20 on the day. Ding finished 1-under-par for the second day in a row and is tied for 18th.

Ariel Yu (+3) holds 41st with Jayna Choi (+4) tied for 42nd and Louise Yu (+3) in a tie for 48th. Tess Davenport (+6) is tied for 52nd and Natasha Kiel (+10) tied for 75th. Davenport and Choi are competing as individuals.

Kim tapped in an eagle while Vanderbilt as a team made 25 birdies.

“There were several teams that played well today and unfortunately we didn’t get the job done today,” Allen said.

“But, I’m excited about tomorrow and confident in our girls. I’m looking for us to play with better energy and see if we can’t get a few putts to drop.”

The final round of the tournament commences at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Live scoring can be found here.