Sophomore Jessica Yadloczky shot a second straight one-over-par 73 Monday to move into a tie for the individual lead and teammate Andrea Watts matched the 73 to help the Florida women’s golf team climb into fifth place after two rounds of the 54-hole Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate golf tournament at Kiawah Island, S.C.
Coach Jill Briles-Hinton’s Gators had a second-round total of 15-over 303 while playing the par-72, 5,907-yard Oak Point Golf Club for a two-day total of 612, which trails tournament leader Miami (Fla.) by seven shots. The Hurricanes shot 305 for a 605 total, one stroke ahead of East Tennessee State, which shot 306.
Central Arkansas, which shot a 300 on the par-72, 6,009-yard Cougar Point course which Florida, Miami and others played Sunday, was at 610, a stroke ahead of Mississippi (306-611), two up on Florida, three ahead of UCF (307-613) and four in front of seventh-place Kentucky (302-614). Tournament host College of Charleston and Western Carolina share ninth at 617, one shot ahead of South Florida in the 43-school event.
Yadloczky, a former Lake Howell High School golfer from Casselberry, had a birdie, two bogeys and 15 pars on Monday. She is tied with UCF’s Elisa Aoki and Nebraska’s Mary Kate Bird at 2-over 146. Aoki also shot 73, while Bird had a 74. First-round leader Stephanie Connelly of UCF, who opened with a 2-under-par 70, shot 77 and was one shot behind the tri-leaders with Nicole Forshner of Central Arkansas (73), Emilie Geury of Augusta State (72) and Sinead O’Sullivan of East Tennessee State (73).
Watts, a freshman from Bradenton, moved to a tie for 15th place at 150 with her 73. Freshman Evan Jensen of Bellaire shot a 4-over 76 for 156 (T63), redshirt sophomore Lauren Uzelatz of Lakeland shot 81 for 160 (T94) and redshirt sophomore Nicole Schachner of Libertyville, Ill., shot 84 for 168 (T158).
The Gators are matched with UCF and Kentucky golfers in Tuesday’s final round on the Cougar Point course that begins with a 9:15 a.m. shotgun start.
EDWIN WATTS/KIAWAH ISLAND INTERCOLLEGIATE
Results after Monday’s second round at the par-72, 5,907-yard Oak Point Golf Club and par-72, 6,009-yard Cougar Point (teams and players which played Cougar Point are in italics):
Top 10 teams: 1. Miami (Fla.) 300-305—605; 2. East Tennessee State 300-306—606; 3. Central Arkansas 310-300—610; 4. Mississippi 305-306—611; 5. Florida 309-303—612; 6. UCF 306-307—613; 7. Kentucky 312-302—614; T8. College of Charleston 307-310—617 and Western Carolina 306-311—617; 10. South Florida 314-304—618.
Top 10 individuals: T1. Jessica Yadloczky (Florida) 73-73—146, Elisa Aoki (UCF) 73-73—146 and Mary Kate Bird (Nebraska) 72-74—146; T4. Stephanie Connelly (UCF) 70-77—147, Nicole Forshner (Central Arkansas) 74-73—147, Emilie Geury (Augusta State) 75-72—147 and Sinead O’Sullivan (East Tennessee State) 74-73—147; 8. Kate Ackerson (SMU) 76-72—148; T9. Fredrique Bruell (Elon) 77-72—149, Christina Hirano (Miami) 75-74—149, Steffi Kirchmayr (Coll. Charleston) 73-76—149, Blaire Minter (Western Carolina) 75-74—149, Nia Muehl (East Tennessee State) 73-76—149 and Crystal Reeves (Oral Roberts) 76-73—149.
Florida scores: T1. Jessica Yadloczky 73-73—146; T15. Andrea Watts 77-73—150; T63. Evan Jensen 80-76—156; T94. Lauren Uzelatz 79-81—160; T158. Nicole Schachner 84-84—168.