Sorrento, Fla. – The Akron women's golf team followed a 302 (+14) opening round with a 310 (+22) for a fifth place 612 (+36) total after two rounds of the MSU Spring Citrus Challenge hosted by Morehead State.
Monday's second round at the RedTail Golf Club ended with Murray State controlling the team leaderboard with a 601 (+25) tournament total. Florida Gulf Coast currently ranks second with a 604 (+28), while Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Jacksonville State are tied for third at 609 (+33).
Junior Pader Her (Holt, Mich.) remained in the Top 5, finishing fourth with a 74 (+2) second round. Her is currently 2-over par for the tournament with a 146 strokes, trailing the leader Madeline Marck-Sherk (FGCU) by four strokes, 142 (-2) and the second-best Moa Folke (Murray State) and Valentina Giraldo (Jacksonville State) by one stroke, 145 (+1).
Sophomore Danielle Nicholson (Geneva, Ohio) fell one spot to 11th overall with a 77 (+5) performance. Nicholson is currently 7-over par with a 151 strokes. Sophomore Makayla Dull (Fremont, Ohio) also moved back one spot to 21st overall after a second 76 (+4) effort for a 152 (+8) 36-hole tally.
Rounding out the Zips' scoring are freshman Allyson Wentworth (Stewartsville, N.J.) and senior Alejandra Velasco-Villanueva (Guadalajara, Mexico). Wentworth currently ranks 58th overall with a 163 (+19) and Velasco-Villanueva is 71st with a 166 (+22) two-round score. Junior Mallory Etcheberry (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) is playing as an individual and ranked 77th-best with a 168 (+24) total.
The Zips will be back on the course for the final round on Tuesday, March 21. The final round shotgun start is scheduled for at 8:30 a.m., and the Zips are slated to start at holes No. 4-6 – Her (4a), Nicholson (5a), Dull (5b), Wentworth (6a), Velasco-Villanueva (6b), and Etcheberry (18b).