Martinez' round of 72 leads Spartans on second day of Mercedes-Benz Womens Collegiate
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – UNCG junior Ana Martinez shot an even-par 72 on Saturday to lead the Spartans in the second round of play at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championship.
The Spartans are in 15th place after a round of 309 on Saturday. Tennessee, the tournament host, built on its commanding lead in the team standings, expanding its lead to 20 shots over second-place TCU.
Martinez, who closed Friday's round with 11 consecutive pars to finish at three-over 75, carded five birdies and five bogies in her round on Saturday, shooting 36 on both sides.
Tennessee's Erica Popson still holds the individual lead after shooting a 69 on Saturday. She has a two-shot lead over teammate Sara Monberg and Mississippi's Natalie Gleadall.
Sunday's final round gets underway at 9 a.m. with the Spartans beginning play off No. 10 in the 9:09 a.m. group.
TEAM SCORING: Tennessee 564, TCU 584, Arkansas 586, Mississippi 586, Notre Dame 588, Kent State 588, Furman 591, Chattanooga 593, Georgia State 598, UTSA 599, James Madison 603, Kentucky 604, Coastal Carolina 605, ETSU 618, UNCG 621.
Top 10: 1. Erica Popson (Tennessee) 67-69=136; T-2. Sara Monberg (Tennessee) 70-68=138; T-2. Natalie Gleadall (Mississippi) 70-68=138; 4. Rachel Raastad (TCU) 70-69=139; 5. Kelli Shean (Arkansas) 69-72=141; T-6. Taylor Newlin (UTSA) 73-69=142; T-6. Nathalie Mansson (Tennessee) 69-73=142; 8. Martina Gavier (Kent State) 73-70=143; T-9. Emma de Groot (Chattanooga) 72-72=144; T-9. So-Hyun Park (Notre Dame) 73-71=144; T-9. Nicole Zhang (Notre Dame) 73-71=144; Siah Evans (ETSU) 71-73=144.
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