Herd Finishes Second Day of Conference Championships
Korakot Simsiriwong improved 20 spots from day one
April 23, 2013
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Marshall women's golf finished the second round of the Conference USA Championships at The Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club with a 334 and sustained the 11th place ranking earned on day one.
Sophomore Korakot Simsiriwong jumped 20 spots from day one and is now tied for 12th individually. She shaved off five strokes from round one, putting in four birdies, to score a 73 (+1) on the second day. Simsiriwong has a 151 (+7) after the first two rounds.
Rachel Thompson recorded an 81 (+9) on the second day and is now tied for 39th, improving one spot from round one.
Caitlyn Morrone tallied a 90 (+18) in the second round and now ranks 53rd individually. Twin sister Kristyn Morrone also shot a 90 and places 54 individually, while Maria Battaglia shot a 94 and is in 55th overall.
"I know this team is better than the first two rounds that we have played so far," said head coach Meredith Knight Rowsey. "The girls need to put in a total effort tomorrow and have a positive attitude in the final round."
No. 20 Tulane extended its lead to 12 strokes after posting a 295 during day two of the 2013 C-USA Women's Golf Championship. East Carolina's Nico Engstroem Skaug and Tulane's Madison Opfer share the lead at 1-over par after 36 holes on the par-72 6,162-yard course.
Marshall will be paired with UAB in the final round of the tournament. The Herd will tee off at 9:35 p.m. ET on hole No. 10 to start the final day.