UT Moves Up to 4th at LSU Classic

March 23, 2013

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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Senior Erica Popson continued to pace the Lady Vols at the LSU Classic as UT moved up three spots in the team standings after second round action.

"Today was a much better day - conditions were a little tougher and we had all six players at 76 or better," head coach Judi Pavon said. "That's much more of what we are looking for from our team. We had some big numbers today which kept us from making up the lead, but we still have an outside chance to make it up."

Popson shot 1-over par 73 and sits in a tie for first at even-par through 36 holes. Sophomore AJ Newell is in a tie for 10th with a 3-over par 147 card.

Erica is playing well once again," Pavon said. "She was a couple under par, and made an uncharacteristic double, but still is tied for the lead heading into tomorrow."

"AJ has played really solid both days. She is putting really well and hitting her irons well too. We have been working a lot on getting out of her comfort zone and she is doing a great job playing smart but aggressively."

Senior Sara Monberg follows in a tie for 32nd after finishing the second round at 3-over par 75 for a 9-over 153 two-day total. Junior Chessey Thomas completes UT's counted scores as she shot 3-over par 75 in Saturday's round to sit in a tie for 48th at 14-over.

Sophomore Mason Chen is in a tie for 55th at 16-over 150. Sophomore Daeun Song, who is competing as an individual, is in a tie for 32nd at 9-over through two days.

Arkansas continues to hold the lead at 14-over 590, while Tulane (600) and LSU (600) are tied for second at 24-over. Following Tennessee in fifth and sixth is NC State (603) and TCU (604), respectively. Georgia (608) and Florida State (608) are knotted up in seventh, while Kentucky (615) and Mississippi (616) round out the top 10. Wake Forest (618), Missouri (624), ULM (642) and UNC-Wilmington (664) complete the team standings.

The third and final round begins at 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday with a shotgun start. You can follow live updates here.

TEAM SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
1. Arkansas 293-297=590 (+14)
T2. Tulane 298-302=600 (+24)
T2. LSU 306-294=600 (+24)
4. TENNESSEE 305-297=602 (+26)
5. NC State 302-297=603 (+27)
6. TCU 301-303=603 (+28)
T7. Florida State 301-307=608 (+32)
T7. Georgia 315-293=608 (+32)
9. Kentucky 304-311=615 (+39)
10. Mississippi 322-294=616 (+40)
11. Wake Forest 316-302=618 (+42)
12. Missouri 309-315=624 (+48)
13. ULM 323-319=642 (+66)
14. UNC-Wilmington 335-329=664 (+88)
T1. Erica Popson 71-73=144 (E)
T1. Emily Tubert, Arkansas 72-72=144 (E)
T1. Ericka Schneider, Mississippi 75-69=144 (E)
T1. Lindsay Gahm, LSU 72-72=144 (E)
T5. Jessica Negron, Florida State 72-73=145 (+1)
T5. Sanna Nuutinen, TCU 72-73=145 (+1)
T5. Kailey Walsh, Georgia 78-67=145 (+1)
T5. Maribel Lopez Porras, Tulane 71-74=145 (+1)
UT SCORES (Through Two Rounds)
T1. Erica Popson 71-73=144 (E)
T10. AJ Newell 73-74=147 (+3)
T32. Sara Monberg 78-75=153 (+9)
T48. Chessey Thomas 83-75=158 (+14)
T55. Mason Chen 84-76=160 (+16)
T32. Daeun Song 79-74=153 (+9)





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