GULF SHORES, Ala. — Carolin Pinegger (-1, 71) turned in the lowest score of the day to aid Central Florida in maintaining its third-place position through the second round of the Conference USA Championship from the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club on Tuesday afternoon.
As a team, the Knights carded the second-lowest round with a 293 (+7) on the par-72, 6,246-yard course. UCF (+23) continues to trail only Tulsa (+14) and Tulane (+21) and is in prime position to make a run at its first league title in Wednesday’s final round.
UCF’s leader over the course of the last few tournaments, Pinegger, bounced back in a big way Tuesday with her fourth round under par this season. She improved from Monday by seven shots and carded birdies on the 16th and 18th holes to cap off the day.
Katie Mitchell also continued her strong effort Tuesday with an even-par 72, and resides in a tie for fourth place. In her sixth round of par or better this year, Mitchell tore it up on the back nine by birdieing holes 10, 13 and 15.
Monifa Sealy also improved in her second round with a 2-over 74. She is tied with Pinegger in sixth place after carding two birdies on the back nine to improve her afternoon.
Players made adjustments on the course during round two as the average scores was nearly two shots better at 78.2. The par-4 ninth continued to play the hardest with the average relative to par at 0.84.