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    Auburn Women Move Into Lead At SEC Championship

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - The Auburn women's golf team carded a 9-over 297 Saturday to take the lead at the Southeastern Conference Championship heading into Sunday's final round. The Tigers have a 27-over 603 for the tournament, just one stroke ahead of host Arkansas. Senior Patricia Sanz has sole possession of the individual lead, posting a 73 Saturday for a 2-under 142.

    Conducted by the SEC and the University of Arkansas, the SEC Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament being played at the Blessings Golf Course. The tournament features eight teams ranked in the top 25 in the nation. The par-72 course is playing at 6,134 yards for the tournament.

    The Tigers started the day in second, nine strokes behind first-round leader Alabama. The Tigers carded the second-lowest round of the day to move into the lead. Arkansas, who carded the lowest round with a 7-over 295, is in second behind Auburn while the Crimson Tide is in third, six strokes out of the lead.

    "Today was a really fun day," said Evans. "This is a very challenging golf course and we did a good job of playing it one hole at a time. We are looking forward to getting back out here in the morning and finishing it up right."

    It marks the second year in a row for Auburn to take the lead into the final round at the SEC Tournament. Auburn held a nine-stroke lead after 36 holes a year ago and held on for an 11-stroke win, the Tigers' eighth SEC title.

    Sanz, who was tied for the lead after the first round, maintained her lead Saturday with a 1-over 73. She is at 2-under 142 for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Vanderbilt's Marina Alex. Sanz and Alex are the only two players in the field under par after 36 holes.

    After a stead round the first day that featured 13 pars on the day, Sanz had to battle for her strokes Saturday, finishing with a double bogey, three bogeys and four birdies.

    "Patti is playing some great golf right now," said Evans. "She is really doing a great job of staying focused and taking it a hole at a time. On a course as difficult as this one, you can't get ahead of yourself."

    Also carding 1-over 73s on the day were junior Carlie Yadloczky and senior Haley Wilson. Yadloczky had a similar day to Sanz but was able to move up 10 places to a tie for sixth at 6-over 150, giving Auburn two in the top 10. Wilson moved up nearly 20 places in the standings with her 73, finishing the day tied for 37th with a 15-over 159.

    Rounding out Auburn's lineup were freshman Victoria Trapani and sophomore Marta Sanz with 6-over 78s on the day. Trapani dropped four strokes on the front, but re-grouped to play the back at 2-over to finish the day in a tie for 22nd with an 11-over 155.

    Marta Sanz had a rough start to the day, shooting 6-over at 10 holes. But, the sophomore played the final six holes at even-par to finish the day in a tie for 42nd with a 161.

    In the team race, Auburn, Arkansas and Alabama hold the top spots while Florida (+36) is fourth and Georgia (+38) is fifth. LSU rounds out the top have of the standings in sixth with a 43-over 619.

    Individually, Sanz and Alex hold the top two spots with Arkansas Emma Lavy and LSU's Madelene Sagstrom tied for third with 1-over 145s. Arkansas' Emily Tubert rounds out the top five in fifth with a 4-over 148.

    The tournament will conclude Sunday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. CT off the Nos. 1 and 12 tees. Auburn will go from 8:50 - 9:30 a.m. off No. 1, playing alongside Alabama and Arkansas.

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    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Second-round results from the SEC Championship hosted by the University of Arkansas at the Blessings Golf Course. Par: 72. Yardage: 6,134.

    1 - Auburn - 306-297--603 (+27)
    2 - Arkansas - 309-295--604 (+28)
    3 - Alabama - 297-312--609 (+33)
    4 - Florida - 307-305--612 (+36)
    5 - Georgia - 308-306--614 (+38)
    6 - LSU - 310-309--619 (+43)
    T7 - South Carolina - 315-309--624 (+48)
    T7 - Kentucky - 317-307--624 (+48)
    T7 - Ole Miss - 309-315--624 (+48)
    10 - Vanderbilt - 318-307--625 (+49)
    11 - Tennessee - 320-309--629 (+53)
    12 - Mississippi State - 315-326--641 (+65)