Oct. 22, 2005
Knoxville, Tenn. --- The No. 2-ranked Georgia women's golf team shot the low round of the day - a 9-over 293 - to climb from fourth to second at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at the Cherokee Country Club entering Sunday's final round.
No. 6 Purdue is atop the team leaderboard at 589, followed by Georgia at 590, No. 3 Arkansas and the Swedish Junior National Team at 599, No. 19 Tennessee at 606 and No. 17 Tulane and Michigan State at 607.
"Overall, it was a really good day," head coach Todd McCorkle said. "I think if we play our game tomorrow, like we did today, we're in a great position "
Junior Whitney Wade carded a 2-over 73 on Saturday and is tied with Amanda McCurdy of Arkansas for the individual lead with 18 holes to play. They are at 2-over 144, two shots ahead of three golfers at 4-over.
"Whitney is playing as well as she ever has as a Bulldog," McCorkle said. "Hopefully, she'll continue that tomorrow and have a chance to win her first collegiate tournament."
Wade already has posted top-10 finishes in Georgia's first two events of the fall, placing second at the Cougar Classic and tying for eighth at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Freshman Alina Lee paced the Bulldogs with a 1-over 72 in the second round. In addition, Georgia counted Wade's 73 and a pair of 74s from senior Kelly Froelich and freshman Taylor Leon. Freshman Mallory Hetzel shot a 75.