Pirates Tied For 15th After 36 Holes At NCAA East Regional

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Freshman Frida Spang Gustafsson

May 10, 2013

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AUBURN, Ala. - The East Carolina women's golf team carded a second round score of 303 (15-over par) and currently sits in 15th place at the NCAA East Regional at the Auburn University Club.

Freshmen Nicoline Engstroem Skaug (71-76) and Frida Gustafsoon Spang (74-73) lead the way for the Pirates and are tied for 37th with a two-day total of 147, 3-over par. Junior Fanny Wolte (75-73) is one stroke back at 148 and is tied for 42nd place. Rounding out ECU's line up are sophomores Emily Eng (81-81=162) and Katie Kirk (82-82=164).

Second-ranked Alabama (554) recorded its second-straight round of 11-under par and holds a 14-shot lead over No. 20 Tulane (568), while No. 5 Arkansas (577) and No. 17 Oklahoma State (577) are tied for third at 1-over. No. 23 Texas (580) is in fifth at 4-over followed by No. 11 North Carolina at 6-over while Auburn is in seventh at 7-over. No. 8 UCLA and Tennessee are tied for the coveted eighth spot at 10-over.

The Tide has three golfers sitting in the first three spots on the leaderboard. Stephanie Meadow leads the event with a 10-under 134 and holds a four-shot lead over Jennifer Kirby and Emma Talley, who are both at 6-under par. Tulane's Madison Opfer (140) and Princeton's Kelly Shon (140) are tied for fourth.

The final round of play will begin Saturday morning at 8 a.m. (ET). Live stats for the tournament can be found online at Golfstat.com.