AUBURN, Ala. -- Senior Devan Andersen remains in the top 10 after carding a second round four-over par score of 76 to tie for ninth after the second round of the Derby in Auburn, Ala. The University of Texas women's golf team sits in ninth place after Day 2.
The Longhorns have a combined score of 615, just 27 strokes off the pace set by first place Duke who had back-to-back scores of 294. Host Auburn sits in second with a score of 593, Tennessee is third with a total of 594, Georgia is fourth at 599 and Virginia rounds out the top five with a total of 603.
"We played well but we need to continue to improve," said Texas women's golf head coach Susan Watkins. "Devan (Andersen) played very well so far this tournament, but we need to get all five of our team members scoring at the same time. This is a good tournament and the wind today made the second round tougher. They are working hard out on the course, it is just a matter time before it all comes together."
Andersen has 18s of 72 and 76 in her first action of the year, only seven strokes behind the leader Maria Martinez of Auburn who has two day total of 141. She started slow, bogeying four of her first seven holes, but finished the next 11 at even par.
Junior Julia Best is second on the team in after moving up from a tie for 56th to tie for 33rd after shooting a second round 75, three-over par, to move up the leader board.
Sophomore Kelley Louth is third on the team in a tie for 51st with a score of 157, 13-over par, while freshmen Caney Hines and Kristin Walla ended the day tied for 65 (160) and 76st (165), respectively, rounding out the five for the Longhorns.