ST. GEORGE, Utah – A solid first-round put Santa Clara women's golf in the hunt, but the squad faltered over the second 18-holes, falling into ninth-place with a 612 total after two rounds of the BYU at Entrada Classic.
Sarah Busey matched her career-low with a first-round even-par 72 and the Broncos carded a 297 team total. However, no player scored below 77 in the second-round and the Broncos fell off the pace with a 315 total.
"We played great the first round and didn't play our best in the second round," head coach Krystal Kelly said. "I think the girls were a little fatigued and didn't hydrate well enough."
Kent State sits at even-par 576 and takes a two-shot lead over host BYU into tomorrow's final round.
Freshman Emily Sumner had the Broncos lowest second-round score with a 77 to move into a tie with Busey and two other golfers for 37th at 9-over 153.
After opening with a 1-over 73, senior Kristin Le shot a second-round 81 to fall into a tie for 41st at 10-over 154.
"They are looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow," Kelly said of her team.
At 6-under 138, Kent State's Pimnipa Panthong took a 1-shot lead over BYU's Kendra Dalton into the clubhouse.
Final-round play tees off at 7:30 a.m. PT with live scoring available at Golfstat.com.
Santa Clara 2nd Round Individual Results
|T37.||Sarah Busey||72-81 = 153 (+9)|
|T37.||Emily Sumner||76-77 = 153 (+9)|
|T41.||Kristin Le||73-81 = 154 (+10)|
|T47.||Chloe Wong||76-79 = 155 (+11)|
|T47.||Kyleigh Moreno||77-78 = 155 (+11)|