Jan. 7, 2010
By Zach Stipe, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Lady Vol senior golfer Diana Cantú fired a 5-over 77 on Thursday during second round action at the Copa de las Americas amateur team tournament.
Competing for Team Mexico with Paola Valerio, Cantú is in 11th place (76-77=153) as an individual, and the pair remains in ninth with a two-day total of 162-153=315.
The U.S.team of Jessica Korda and Jennifer Song sit atop the leaderboard with two rounds to play with a 294 total. Individually, Korda leads the field by one stroke (75-69=144).
Play continues through Saturday's fourth round.
Cantú is in the midst of an outstanding final campaign for the Tennessee women's golf team. Through four tournaments in the fall, she ranked second on the squad with a 72.80 stroke average and led UT to back-to-back first-place finishes with individual top-five placements at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Championships and the Alamo Invitational in October.
The Copa de las Americas is a four-day tournament featuring men's and women's two-person teams from North and South America. The scores of both men's and women's pairs will be combined to crown an overall champion as well as a men's and women's winner.
For more information on the tournament and score updates, visit: aag.com.