WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Sophomore Natalie Srinivasan (-6) fired a 68 to tie for third to pace the eighth-ranked Furman women's golf team Saturday in the second round of the Landfall Tradition at the par 72, 6,166 yard Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Srinivasan, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., birdied No. 1 then added a second birdie on No. 6. After making the turn at an even 36, Srinivasan went on a tear, notching four birdies on the back to lead the Paladin squad with six total birdies. She finished the round five strokes back of Virginia's Beth Lillie (-9) and Ana Belac (-9) of Duke, who lead the field with a two-day total of 135.
Senior Alice Chen (+4) is tied for 34th after adding a 78 with two birdies on Saturday, while senior Reona Hirai (+5) posted four birdies in her last five holes for a one-under 71 and enter's Sunday's final round tied for 39th. Junior Haylee Harford (+6) added three birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 10 and No. 11, to tie for 47th with a second-round 76, and senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+11) moved into a tie for 79th after carding a 75 with four birdies, including back-to-back birdies on No. 7 and No. 8.
Freshman Madison Moosa (+7), who is playing as an individual, scored a 77 with two birdies to tie for 55th on Saturday.
Fourth-ranked Duke (-14) continues to hold a one-stroke lead over No. 2 Alabama (-13). No. 16 Michigan State (-2) remained in third, while ninth-ranked South Carolina (+1) held onto fourth place. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State (+4) moved up two spots to fifth place, and the Paladins (+6) are tied for sixth with LSU (+6).
The 54-hole tournament is scheduled to conclude on Sunday with an 8:45 a.m. start but could be delayed due to predicted inclement weather in the Wilmington area. Follow @FurmanWGolf on Twitter for updates. The Paladins will tee off of holes No. 6 through 9 and will play in a group with Virginia and Purdue. Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome. Results and live tournament scoring are available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
T6 Furman 292 292 582 +6
T3 Natalie Srinivasan 70 68 138 -6
T34 Alice Chen 70 78 148 +4
T39 Reona Hirai 78 71 149 +5
T47 Haylee Harford 74 76 150 +6
T79 Jacqueline Bendrick 80 75 155 +11
T55 Madison Moosa* 74 77 151 +7