Women's Golf Holds Steady in Second Round
Katie Jean
Katie Jean

Feb. 27, 2012

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - After the second round of play at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, Illinois State is locked in a three-way tie for 25th place heading into tomorrow's final round. With all but one golfer improving upon their score from yesterday, there is a lot to look forward to in tomorrow's final round.

"Today was clearly a comeback from yesterday," said head coach Darby Sligh. "Our upperclassmen Hannah Bachman and Katie Jean really pulled through for us, which is exciting heading into the rest of our season."

Jean led the way for Illinois State finishing with a one-under-par 71 to put her at eight-over par through the first two rounds of the tournament and in a tie for 29th place. Bachman finished with the second best round for the Redbirds on the day, firing a three-over-par 75 to put her at 15-over-par for the tournament. Brianna Cooper finished the day with a six-over-par 78, while Rachel Powers finished the day with a nine-over-par 81 to put her at 22-over-par for the tournament. Hayley Guyton ended play Monday with a 10-over-par 82.

Even though she saw positives, coach Sligh still sees room for improvement.

"We are still playing timid golf and it's killing us on the scoreboard," Sligh said. "We are eventually going to have to mature past this and execute when called upon. Tomorrow will be a good day to build upon the areas we improved."

Augusta State continued its strong play, and will head into Tuesday's final round with a 17-stroke lead over second place Elon.

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