In round one of the NCAA Austin Regional, senior Taylor Tomlinson shot the second-worst score on her team. On Tuesday, in round two, she shot Florida’s highest score.
The Gainesville native and the Gators scorched up the leaderboard in the second round in Austin, Texas, as the team finished third, moving up three spots from round one.
Tomlinson registered a bogey-free round, shooting a 3 under and moving up 29 spots into a tie for 18th after the second round of three. She currently sits at even par.
Not far behind Tomlinson was redshirt freshman Elin Esborn, who shot 2 under in her 18 holes, closing at 1 over in a tie for 24th.
After beating up the University of Texas Golf Club in round one, sophomore transfer Sierra Brooks struggled in round two. Limping to the finish line with 6 over day, the Sorrento, Florida, native is in a tie for 39th at 4 over.
Brooks isn’t the only Gator to finish tied in 39th at 4 over though, as sophomore Marta Perez and freshman Addie Baggarly are as well. Perez toiled in day one with a 5 over, but bounced back in day two with a round of 1 under. Baggarly fell behind in round two, shooting a 5 over to finish at 4 over.
The Gators put themselves in a good position going into day three tomorrow at 10:50 a.m. The top six teams advance to the next round and the Gators sit in third.
“Our goal for tomorrow is to play our game and worry about ourselves and what we can control,” head coach Emily Glaser said in a release. “I think each day we believe in our game plan for this course a little more.”
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Senior Taylor Tomlinson led UF women's golf with an even par performance in the second round of the National Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma. However, UF dropped three places to 13th and shot 15 over for the round.