Women’s Golf Moves Up Leaderboard at Landfall Tradition


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WILMINGTON, N.C.  – The Penn State women’s golf team is up to 16th in a stacked field at the Landfall Tradition following the second round of play at the Country Club of Landfall’s Dye Course on Saturday.The Nittany Lions shaved 15 shots of their first-round total and are currently 25-over for the weekend following a 5-over second round on Saturday.”The wind was still a factor today, but not as extreme as yesterday,” mentioned head coach Denise St. Pierre. “The team relaxed into the conditions and the course and came together for a good competitive round. We are still in reach of some really great teams.”Michigan had the low round of the day at 11-under and currently pace the field at 10-under for the weekend. South Carolina turned in a 10-under second round and sit in second at 7-under for the championship. Michigan State (even), UCF (2-over) and Virginia Tech (4-over) round out the top-five.Junior Mathilde Delavallade (Royan, France) paced the way for Penn State again climbing 15 spots with an even-par round moving into a tie for 30th position after going out in 1-under and coming in at 1-over.Senior classmates Sarah Willis (Eaton, Ohio) and Taylor Waller (Canonsburg, Pa.) also went out in 1-under to begin their rounds and carded identical 1-over, 73, in the second round. Willis led Penn State with five birdies in the round and is currently tied for 47th entering Sunday’s final round.Freshman Drew Nienhaus (St. Louis, Mo.) fired a 3-over, 75, while junior Isha Dhruva (Katy, Texas) rounded out the team scores with a 5-over, 77.The tournament concludes tomorrow morning with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.Full round 2 results

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