Flashes Falter, Slip to 10th After Two at Lady Puerto Rico
Morrow's early eagle leads to team-best 74 on Monday
RIO GRANDE, P.R. – In position to move up the leaderboard Monday in the second round at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, the Kent State women's golf team was unable to gain ground as the team dropped to a tie for 10th in the 15-team field.
Senior Mandi Morrow (Kent, Ohio) started Tuesday with an eagle on the par-5 No. 11, her second hole of the day. Morrow finished with a two-over 74, moving her into a tie for 20th place.
Both junior Jackie Yanch (Barrie, Ontario) and freshman Jennifer Ha (Calgary, Alberta) improved their scores from Sunday's opening round. Each shot a six-over 78; Yanch carded a trio of birdies, while Ha finished her Tuesday round with a birdie on the par-5 No. 11 as both moved up the leaderboard.
Senior Shamira Marshall (Macedonia, Ohio) shot even par 36 on the course's front nine, but was unable to get momentum for the entire round. Marshall finished Tuesday with a seven-over 79.
Senior Mercedes Germino (Necochea, Argentina) struggled to keep her pace from yesterday, as she shot a nine-over 81 to drop into a tie for 28th place.
Sophomore Erin Hawe (Walton, New Zealand), playing as an individual, turned in a 10-over 82 to round out Kent State's efforts.
Three players are tied for first at four-under, including Purdue's Laura Gonzalez-Escallon, who shot a team-record seven-under 65 on Tuesday. Georgia has a one-stroke lead on LSU through two rounds.
Kent State concludes the three-day event Tuesday with a 7:30 a.m. local/6:30 a.m. Eastern shotgun start. The Golden Flashes will be paired with TCU, SMU and Iowa State and start off holes 9-12.
* Playing as an individual