Kiawah Island, S.C. - Western Carolina senior Alyssa Morahan posted a team-best round of 1-over par, 73, on Monday to jump 41 positions in the overall standings as the Catamounts advanced two spots in the team standings. WCU fired a season-best team round of 306 to move into 37th overall with 18 holes to play at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic while Morahan moved into a nine-way tie for 82nd overall with a two-day total of 151.
Opening on the back nine, Morahan was 3-over for the day just five holes into the round. However, the North Reading, Mass., native shot par on the final four holes of the back nine to make the turn at 3-over, then carded seven pars with a pair of birdies on the front nine for the best round of her season at 73.
Freshman Maya White slipped 38 spots in the standings into a tie for 161st overall with a second-round score of 81, while classmate Hazel Martin climbed 29 positions with her best 18 holes of the tournament with a 6-over par, 78. Martin countered three bogeys and one double-bogey with a birdie on the par-4 fourth on Monday.
Senior Amanda Floberg advanced a dozen spots in the second round and sits tied with Martin at 171st with a two-day score of 161 (83-78), with freshman Cameron Wood rounding out WCU's scoring five in a tie for 190th with a score of 165 (86-79). Wood continues to lead WCU in par-5 scoring at 2-under (4.78), while four of WCU's scoring five each have three birdies apiece through 36 holes.
Tournament host College of Charleston continues to pace the 43-team field, opening-up a nine-stroke lead over second-place Murray State, 567-to-578. Jacksonville jumped six spots in the team standings to move into third overall at 579, followed by Western Kentucky in fourth at 584 and a three-way tie for fifth between SCAD-Savannah, UNC Wilmington, and Jacksonville State at 585.
Tied atop the leaderboard on Sunday, Jacksonville State's Valentina Giraldo holds a one-stroke lead on the field entering the final round. Giraldo has posted rounds of 69 and 68 for a two-day score of 137, a stroke in front of Victoria Huskey of the College of Charleston in second at 138.
The Top 22 teams will play for the championship at Osprey Point during the final round, while teams 23-43 will play for a flight championship at Oak Point. Tuesday's final round will remain an 8:45 a.m. (ET) shotgun start on both courses. Live scoring is available online through GolfStatResults.com.
37 -- Western Carolina -- 324 -- 306 = 630
T82 -- Alyssa Morahan -- 78-73 = 151
T161 -- Maya White -- 78-81 = 159
T171 -- Hazel Martin -- 85-76 = 161
T171 -- Amanda Floberg -- 83-78 = 161
T190 -- Cameron Wood -- 86-79 = 165