Georgia Slips To Fourth At The Derby

Nov. 5, 2005

Auburn, Ala. -- The No. 2-ranked Georgia women's golf team shot 305 in Saturday's second round of competition at The Derby Invitational at the Auburn University Club, slipping from second to fourth on the team leaderboard.

The Bulldogs trail top-ranked Duke by 11 strokes entering the final round. The Blue Devils' second-straight 294 left them at 588. No. 7 Auburn is second at 593, No. 14 Tennessee is third at 594 and Georgia is the only other team under 600 at 599. No. 13 Virginia is at 603, followed by No. 19 Florida at 604, Alabama at 610, South Carolina at 611, Texas at 615 and LSU and Oklahoma State both at 618.

"It's kind of unexplainable," head coach Todd McCorkle said. "We just didn't have our good stuff today. We're disappointed with the way we played today, but we feel like we still have an opportunity to have a good tournament. We want to come out tomorrow and finish off our fall on a positive note by playing our best round of the tournament."

Junior Whitney Wade and freshman Mallory Hetzel both shot 74 on Saturday, Georgia's low tally of the day. The Bulldogs also counted a 77 from freshman Alina Lee and an 80 from freshman Taylor Leon. On Friday, Georgia discarded a 75 as its high score.

Overall, Wade is tied for ninth at 148, Hetzel is tied for 13th at 149, Lee and Leon are tied for 21st at 151 and Jackie Beers is tied for 51st at 157.



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