ROGERS, Ark. - The Tennessee Lady Vol golf team knocked four shots off its
first round score on Day 2 of the 2000 SEC Championships on Saturday, due
in part to sophomore Young-A Yang's one-under 71. The Lady Vols moved up to
third place as they turned their attention to Sunday's final round at the
Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark.
"We've been given a gift that we need to take advantage of," Lady Vol head
coach Lori Brock said. "It's exciting to be in third place, and sometimes
things work out like this and give you motivation to really get the job
Yang carded a one-under 35 on the front nine and finished even on the back
to share the second-lowest round of the tournament. She is currently tied
for third place and just four shots off the lead.
"I didn't worry about hitting bad shots today," Yang said. "I just went out
and focused on hitting it well. I feel a lot more confident and I like the
position I'm holding right now."
As a team, Tennessee turned in a second-round score of 309 to total 621 on
the tournament. Sophomore Tina Schneeberger moved into a tie for 12th place
with rounds of 75 and 80 for 155 after the first two days.
Senior Stacey Bergman also carded an 80 on the second day to enter the
clubhouse tied for 22nd place at 158. Freshman Erin Simmons fired the
second-lowest round for the Lady Vol effort with a six-over 78, finishing
the day in tie for 25th at 159, and freshman Rosanna Zernatto rounds out
the UT effort at 164 for a share of 41st.
Auburn holds onto the team lead with a two-day total of 612, while Florida
sits five shots back at 617. Florida's Brittany Straza took control of the
individual lead, firing a tournament-low 70 on the day for a total of
With thundershowers in the forecast, Sunday's final round will now begin
with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.
Vol Golf Squad Slips To Ninth Place At SEC Tournament
The University of Tennessee men's golf team is currently tied for ninth
place after 36 holes of the 2000 SEC Championships. The Vols shot rounds of
301-304605, to slip from fourth place after Friday's competition.
Freshman Andrew Pratt continues to lead the Vols with rounds of 74-73147
to place him tied for 12th. Senior Derrick Centers is currently tied for
27th with scores of 75-76151, to post the second-best Tennessee
Georgia continues to hold the lead in the team competition with a 36-hole
total of 564. The Bulldogs fired the tournament's lowest round thus far, a
278, to take a nine-stroke lead over second-place Auburn (573). Mississippi
State (584) remains in third, LSU (596) holds the fourth-place position,
and Ole Miss (597) moved from sixth to fifth after round two.
Mississippi State's Alex Rocha is leading the individual competition with
marks of 70-68138. Roland Thatcher (Auburn) and Erik Compton (Georgia) are
tied for the runner-up position with scores of 140.
The Vols will tee off for the final round of the SEC Championship beginning
at approximately 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Check out Tuesday's Beacon for all
the latest results concerning both the men and women golfers.
Lady Vol golfers improve to third
Published: Mon Apr 24, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:14 p.m.