Stockbridge, Ga. - Western Carolina slipped one spot in the team standings on Monday despite trimming three strokes off its overall team score. The Catamounts combined to shoot 312 in the second round for a two-day total of 627, six strokes outside the top 10 entering Tuesday's final round at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate being held at the par-72, 6,033-yard Eagle's Landing Country Club.
Tuesday's final round gets underway with a shotgun start beginning at 9:00 am. WCU's scoring five, paired with golfers from UAB and Western Michigan, will tee off between the 10th through 13th holes. Live scoring is available online at GolfStatResults.com.
Sophomore Natalia Villavicencio posted a second-round score of 4-over par, 76, to advance one spot in the standings into a four-way tie for 32nd overall with a two-day total of 153. The Santiago, Chile, native leads Western Carolina, countering six bogies and one triple bogey with five total birdies including three over her final six holes on Monday.
Senior Bethany Galloway was WCU's biggest mover on the second day, jumping 13 spots into a tie for 49th overall. The Charlotte, N.C., product cut eight strokes off her opening round 85 to shoot a team-best, 3-over par, 75, on Monday for a two-round score of 158. Her classmate, WCU's first-round leader in senior Ashley Thompson, slipped into a tie for 52nd overall after shooting 83 on Monday for a score of 159.
Rounding out WCU's scoring five are junior Alyssa Morahan in 64th overall with a score of 162 (79-83), and her classmate Amanda Floberg, who jumped six spots into a tie for 74th overall at 167 (89-78).
Paced by the tournament's individual leader, Elsa Moberly, Eastern Kentucky moved atop the team leaderboard on Monday, and will carry a one-stroke lead over No. 48 Kansas State into the final round, 590-to-591. First-round leader, Murray State, is five strokes off the pace in third at 595, followed by Winthrop (599) and Tulsa (601) rounding out the top five.
Moberly followed her opening-round of 4-under par, 68, with a 1-under round of 71 on Monday for a two-day total of 139. She holds a four-stroke edge over second place Nadia Majidizadeh (72-71=143) of Tulsa.
A complete recap of the final round will be made available at the conclusion of play on Tuesday.