RIO VERDE, Ariz. – UMKC women’s golf has a 6-stroke lead and Chandler Gallagher (Kansas City, Mo.) continues to lead individually following the second round of the Rio Verde Intercollegiate on Saturday at the White Wing Golf Club. UMKC shot 296 (+8) as a team and Gallagher holds a 2-stroke lead a 3-under par after carding an even par 72 in the middle round.
Gallagher finished with two birdies on the afternoon. Cyrielle Kern (Cuvry, France) shot a 2-under 70 with four birdies and is tied for fourth entering the final round.
“Today was a long round out on the course and everyone showed great patience and fight,” head coach Brianna Broderick said. “We are looking to capitalizing on our opportunities tomorrow.
“We were excited for Cyrielle and her round today. She showed true grit. Chandler was very steady, hitting some terrific shots. She continues to give herself great opportunities. Chandler is a very talented golfer, and today’s round should give her and Cyrielle both the confidence to continue playing well.”
Cynthia Diaz (Bucaramanga, Colombia) is tied for 15th after shooting 75 (+3) in the second round. Maria Henao (Pereira, Colombia) posted a 76 (+4) and Mackenzie Black (Independence, Iowa) shot 79 (+7).
The Roos lead a field of 19 teams. Eastern Michigan is in second place while Northern Illinois is third, eight shots back.
Sunday’s final round begins at 9:30 a.m. CT.
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