SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry freshman Sophia Opitz tied the tournament’s low round Monday to push the Wolves up a spot to fourth after the second round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship on the Sevierville Golf Club’s Highland Course.
Newberry improved by nine strokes from Sunday’s first round and was in fourth place at 671 (340-331, +95) entering Tuesday’s final round. Wingate has a 12-stroke lead on Newberry at 659 (+83), while Queens (+93) and Coker (+94) barely lead the Wolves.
Opitz shot a 5-over par 77 on Monday, as the Wolves had eight birdies on the day as a team to lead the field. She had 11 pars and pair of birdies in the round and is in seventh place on the individual leaderboard at +20 (164).
Korey Coleman improved by seven strokes from Sunday an shot a 9-over par 81. Her two-day 169 (+25) ties her for 18th. Eline Askeland improved to 14th on the leaderboard with a 12-over par Monday, sitting at +23 (167) after two rounds.
Marianna Monaco is tied for 27th at 173 (+29), while Annabelle Dallery shot a +17 (89) to count for Newberry on the day after seeing her Sunday round disqualified after results were originally publicized.
Newberry’s +43 on the day was the second-best round of the day, two strokes behind Queens’ +41.
Tuesday’s final round was scheduled for a 10 a.m. shotgun start, with the Wolves’ golfers grouped with Catawba and Carson-Newman. Results were not available at press time.