HANAHAN, South Carolina – The Penn State women’s golf team has had a consistent day on the course and currently sits 14th in the 18-team field after the first 36 holes of the 18th Annual Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club.

As a team, the Nittany Lions have gone 5-over, 289 and 7-over, 291, and currently sit 12-over going into tomorrow’s final round.

“We got off to a good start and had a lot of birdies throughout our lineup all day,” commented the head coach. Denise Saint Pierre. “We let a few shots slip by, but we learned from some of the decisions we made and we’re looking forward to a strong final round tomorrow.”

Ole Miss paces the field at 13 under followed by Clemson at 5 under as the Tigers climbed eight spots from round one to round two after recording the round of the day, 9 under, in round two. NC State is tied with Clemson at 5 under while Michigan State and Florida State round out the top 5 for tied for fourth at 4 under.

Senior Mathilde Delavallade (Royan, France) beat the Nittany Lions at 1-under over 36 holes after even-round, 71, and 1-under, 70. Delavallade has paired seven birdies with six bogeys and is currently tied for 22nd in the championship.

“I stayed very patient throughout the day and focused on one shot at a time,” Delavallade said. “My game was consistent and I hit a lot of greens which helped me make easy pars.”

Senior Sarah Willis (Eaton, Ohio) is tied for 29th on par over 36 holes after rounds of 2-under, 69 and 2-over, 73.

Second year michelle cox (Allentown, Pa.) shaved six shots off his score between rounds shooting a 1-over, 72, including a 1-under back-nine in his second round after a 7-over, 78, to open the tournament. Cox is currently tied for 79th.

Classmate Drew Nienhaus (St. Louis, Mo.) is tied for 73rd after rounds of 2 over, 73 and 5 over, 76 as a senior Taylor Waller (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) completes the score at 11 after two rounds.
Penn State closes the tournament tomorrow morning with an 8:45 start.

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