Connolly Looks to Improve Entering Final Round

LAKELAND, Fla.—In the second round of the NCAA South Regional golf tournament at Lone Palm Golf Club on Monday, sophomore Clare Connolly carded a 78 to put her score at 76-78—154 through 36 holes of play.

Connolly played very well on the front nine, carding a birdie and seven pars to head into the back nine even for the day. A rough span of a few holes on the back nine caused Connolly to fall to +6 for the day and into 17th place overall among individuals. Connolly has carded 24 pars over the past two days, ranking ninth among all players in the field.

At +10 for the tournament, Connolly is still in position to make a run in tomorrow's final round and qualify for the national tournament.

Samantha Smolen of Lynn is leading the individual field, sitting at 74-72—146 (+2) for the tournament.

In first place of the team competition is Lynn University with a score of 305-298—603 (+27).

Following tomorrow's final round, the top three individuals not among one of the top three advancing teams will advance to the national tournament as an individual.

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