Wildcats remain stable through second round

CLEMSON, SC — Kentucky Women’s Golf holds the No. 1 team standings after the second round of the Clemson Invitational at The Reserve at Lake Keowee (6,386 yards, par-72).

The Cats shot 296 (+8) on the day, moving up four places from their first round of 18. Combining the first two days of the tournament, the UK sits 593 and 17 above the normal.

“I will echo what I said yesterday, and that is that we remain disciplined here,” the head coach said. Golda Borst. “The conditions today were tougher, and it’s a course that will test different parts of your game. We knew it would get tough and our team was prepared.”

Kentucky again faced extremely windy conditions but saw more sunshine with a comfortable temperature. Stronger winds towards the end of the round caused some difficulties on the course.

Paired with Furman and SEC rival LSU, the UK saw impressive individual play and remained disciplined as the team navigated every shot.

Finding the most success on the par three holes, the Wildcats hold the highest cumulative total of +4 in team/player standings, according to GolfStat.

Second year Laney Frie followed up his streak from yesterday by firing a shot for a 73 in the second round. She currently sits tied for third with Ingrid Lindblad of LSU and Anna Morgan of Furman. The three were paired up for today’s round, all neck and neck in reserve.

Rikke Svejgard Nielsen and Jensen Castle once again found themselves tied in the player rankings. Yesterday the pair shot 76 which added to today’s 73 to put the golfers in 15and place a total of 149 (+5) over two rounds.

Maria Villanueva Aperribaytied for 28andshot a second round 75 (+5). Marissa Wenzler completes the Cats formation by shooting 76 (+4) for T65.

“We stumbled down the stretch, and there’s a lot of golf left, but that’s what we’re preparing for – to be in this position going into the final round,” Borst said. “We will continue to focus on our process and what we can control, and we look forward to having fun tomorrow!”

Great Britain will be paired with Michigan State and SEC foe Florida for the final round of 18. Wenzler will start first at 10:18 a.m. She will be followed by Villanueva Aperribay, Svegjård Nielsen, Castle and finally Frye.

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Collectively, the team recorded 20 birdies throughout the Clemson Invitational. Ahead of this weekend’s tournament, British women’s golf has collected 148 birdies since announcing the start of a new fundraiser to help fellow Kentucky in the western region of the state who have been devastated by a EF4 tornado in early December last year. In partnership with the Kentucky Red Cross, the program asks for monetary donations or pledges. For every birdie made, beginning with the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and throughout the 2022 spring season, money will be donated to those affected by the catastrophic disaster.

People wishing to make a donation can do so by by clicking here.

For the latest Kentucky Women’s Golf news, follow the team at Twitter, Facebook and instagramas well as on the web at UKathletics.com.

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