BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – Olafia Kristinsdottir and Cheyenne Woods both shot even-par to help No. 17 Wake Forest surge into the top spot on Day 2 of the Bryan National Collegiate held at the Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center on Saturday.
The Demon Deacons entered the day in second place, six shots behind No. 16-ranked Tennessee. Wake Forest finished Saturday’s round with a seven-over 295, maintaining a consistent pace after finishing Friday’s round at six-over. The Lady Vols struggled on Saturday as they finished at 14-over 302 as a team.
Wake Forest, who is co-hosting the tournament with UNC Greensboro, is looking to take home its first team title at the Bryan National since 2000.
No. 4-ranked Duke and No. 7 Virginia are within striking distance of Wake Forest, as the ACC rivals are tied for third five shots back at 18-over 594. No. 22 North Carolina is just seven shots back of Wake at 19-over 597.
Woods and Kristinsdottir finished third and fourth, respectively, on the team on Friday but rebounded to lead the team on Saturday. Both played consistently well throughout the day, each turning in one birdie and one bogey. Woods is tied for eighth, four strokes back of the individual lead, while Kristinsdottir is tied for 19th and six strokes off the pace.
For Woods, a junior who won the Bryan National in 2010, Saturday’s performance was her sixth round of even par or better of the season. The freshman Kristinsdottir registered her second round of even par or better this year.
Wake Forest sophomore Michelle Shin came into the second round tied for the individual lead. Shin fired a three-over 75 on Saturday and enters the final round in a three-way tie for second. She is just two strokes back of Duke’s Laetitia Beck for the individual title.
Senior Natalie Sheary turned in a four-over 76 on Saturday and enters Sunday in a tie for 13th, five strokes off the lead.
The final round of the Bryan National begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with a shotgun start.