Transylvania women's golf in 11th at National Championships after second round

Moir golfing next to scoreboard

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. – Round Two of the NCAA National Championships tournament posed a challenge for the Transylvania women's golf team at the Mission Inn Resort on Wednesday afternoon as the Pioneers shot a team score of 334 on the El Campeon course.

After opening the tournament with a 326 on Tuesday, the Pioneers weathered a treacherous back nine to turn in a 42-over par score to remain in 11th place on the team scoreboard. Transylvania holds a two-day score of 660, four strokes back of the top 10 on the leaderboard.  

Sophomore Rachel Fine turned in the Pioneers' lowest score on Wednesday, shooting a seven-over par 80 to finish 14-over par midway through the national championships.

Junior Meredith Moir fired an eight-over par 81 in the second round to finish at 12-over par, leading the Pioneers through two rounds of play. Moir converted birdies on her eighth and 13th holes to lead the team in that category on Wednesday.

The third-best Pioneer score of the day came from sophomore Rebecca Fine, who shot a 13-over par 86. Fine finished her day with a birdie to hit the clubhouse on a positive note.

Junior Jenna Soderling produced an 87 while sophomore Lexie Lamar carded a 94.

Rachel Fine led the team in pars with 11 on Wednesday and is in a tie for 21st place on the individual leaderboard at 14-over-par after two rounds. Moir leads the way on the individual leaderboard, ending round two in a tie for 13th.

A cut will be applied after the third round of play, with the bottom 10 of 25 participating teams being eliminated from play. The Pioneers are currently above the cut line entering Wednesday.

Transylvania will be one of the final three teams to tee off on Thursday, hitting the first hole during the 1:00 p.m. hour at the Mission Inn Resort.

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