Gustafsson Spang Moves Up To 18th At Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate

UABSPORTS.COM True freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang
True freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang

Oct. 14, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang carded a 1-under 71 during second round action Saturday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate and sits in three-way tie for 18th place.

The Kinna, Sweden native improved from her 4-over 76 during open round action and moved up 25 spots and is five shots out of third place.

Fellow classmate Nicoline Engstroem Skaug posted a 4-over 76 and is currently tied for 40th with a two-day total of 151 (7-over). Sophomore Emily Eng, who was tied for 12th heading into Saturday's round, dropped to a share of 45th (152/8-over) after a 7-over 79. Katie Kirk dropped one stroke from Friday's round carding a 5-over 77 and is tied for 56th with a total score of 155 (11-over). Rounding out the Pirates squad is freshman Lane Gakeler who carded a 7-over 79 in the second round after being disqualified Friday for a scorecard infraction.

Furman's Laura Wearn (138) leads the individual standings by three strokes over Tennessee's Erica Popson (141) going into Sunday's action. There is a three-way tie for third place at 2-under (142) with Hana Lee (Northwestern), Paula Reto (Purdue) and Emily Ransone (Penn State).

Penn State (580/4-over) leads the team portion of the event by one stroke over host Tennessee (581). Purdue follows Penn State and Tennessee in third in the team standings at 584 (+8). Texas A&M (+9), Northwestern (+14) and UTSA (+15) come in the fourth through sixth slots, respectively.

Furman sits in seventh at 19-over par, Iowa State is in eighth (+20) and Florida State is in ninth (+26). The remaining teams are: 10. Mississippi State (+27), 11. East Carolina (+29), 12. Miami (+34), 13. Chattanooga (+42), 14. James Madison (+46), 15. Memphis (+49) and 16. Eastern Kentucky (+76).



The Pirates (36-12) will tee off in the last five groups starting on the 10th hole at 10:40 a.m. (ET).