Soderling delivers in second round to lead Pioneers at Montgomery C.C.

Soderling delivers in second round to lead Pioneers at Montgomery C.C.

Montgomery, Ala. – Junior Jenna Soderling shot a two-over par 75 on Tuesday to lead the Transylvania women's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Montgomery Country Club Women's Intercollegiate tournament on Monday.

After shooting a team-best 82 in Sunday's first round at the Montgomery Country Club, hosted by Huntingdon College, Soderling had a consistent day Monday to finish with a two-day score of 157. Soderling finished tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard out of 50 golfers.

Soderling's consistency shone as she shot just one-over par on all par-three holes, and one over-par on all par-five holes for the weekend.

Sophomore Rachel Fine held her own at the tournament, using a second-round 76 to finish with a two-round score of 160 and a tie for 12th on the leaderboard.

Fine's weekend was highlighted by an eagle, as the sophomore was just one of seven golfers to record one on the weekend.

"I'm very proud of the way the girls responded to what ended up being difficult conditions both days," commented Transylvania women's golf head coach Tyrus York. "I'm very happy for Jenna and Rachel for their season-low rounds in the second round."

Junior Meredith Moir improved by four strokes from her first-round score to finish in a tie for 21st place with a 164, while sophomore Rebecca Fine shot a 177 to finish tied for 31st place.

Three of four Transylvania golfers improved upon their first day scores to sign off on a Monday score of 321, the fifth-lowest second round team score.

"The fact that our second-round team score was one of our lowest ever despite Meredith not playing her best is a testament to what this team is capable of," analyzed York.

The event serves as the final tune-up prior to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Transylvania University on October 14-15 at the Keene Run Golf Course in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

"We are excited to get a week off to prepare for the conference championship next week," added York.

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