STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – On her 21st birthday, UNCG's Fanny Cnops recorded a second-round score of 76 at the NCAA East Regional at Penn State's Blue Course on Friday.
After 36 holes, Cnops is sitting tied for 47th with a 7-over par total score of 151 (75-76). The UNCG freshman got started slightly later than expected Friday as action was delayed 30 minutes due to an early morning frost.
Katerina Ruzickova of Texas A&M built on her lead in round two, as she's now 4-under par, three strokes ahead of South Carolina's duo of Katie Burnett and Justine Dreher. Ruzickova followed up her impressive first round of 67 with a round of 73 Friday.
Twenty-fifth-ranked South Carolina gained four strokes on second-place Alabama in round two. The Gamecocks are now at 6-over par while the Crimson Tide is plus-13.
The top eight teams and top two individuals not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 22-25.
The first tee times of round three will begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m., while Cnops will get started at 8:25.
T47. Fanny Cnops 75-76=151
Top 10 teams
1. South Carolina 288-294=582
2. Alabama 292-297=589
3. Florida 294-297=591
4. Texas A&M 296-296=592
5. Duke 302-293=595
6. Texas 296-300=596
7. Arizona 302-296=598
8. Washington 296-303=599
9. Arizona State 303-298=601
T10. Tulane 298-305=603
T10. Campbell 313-290=603
Top 10 individuals
1. Katerina Ruzickova, Texas A&M 67-73=140
T2. Katie Burnett, South Carolina 72-71=143
T2. Justine Dreher, South Carolina 70-73=143
T4. Charlotte Lorentzen, Georgia State 74-70=144
T4. Natalie Wille, Augusta State 75-69=144
T6. Lindy Duncan, Duke 73-72=145
T6. Casey Kennedy, Augusta State 74-71=145
T6. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama 71-74=145
T6. Maria Juliana Loza, Chattanooga 73-72=145
T10. Evan Jensen, Florida 72-74=146
T10. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama 74-72=146
T10. Juliet Vongphoumy, Maryland 68-78=146
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