LOXLEY, Ala. – Junior Sofia Berglund will enter Wednesday’s final round of the Sun Belt Women’s Golf Championship just two strokes back of the lead. Playing in tough weather conditions Tuesday, Berglund carded an 8-over 80 to put her at 6-over for the tournament, two shots back of leader Ashley Ryals of South Alabama.
Tuesday’s tee times at Steelwood Country Club were delayed over five hours following heavy rainfall Monday night. Once play got underway a little after 1 p.m., players struggled to match their opening-round efforts. The low round of the day belonged to ULM’s Alison Knowles, who shot an even-par 72 to move up 13 spots and into a tie for second place at 5-over par.
Berglund is one of four players tied for fourth place at 6-over par. The Varberg, Sweden, native ended her day on a high note, carding a birdie on the par-5 18th to get herself back into contention.
Troy (600) held onto its opening-round lead and will start Wednesday with a six-stroke advantage on second-place Texas State (606). South Alabama is in sole possession of third place at 614 and is followed by ULM at 618. UALR finds itself in fifth place with a team score of 623 through two rounds of play.
Sophomore Stina Resen carded a 7-over 79 on Tuesday to put her in a five-way tie for 14th at 11-over for the tournament. Junior Sofie Kvarnstrom also turned in a 7-over 79 in the second round and enters Wednesday tied for 25th at 14-over. Freshman Melodie Jean Dit Berthelot is at 16-over for the event and tied for 30th.
Wednesday’s final round is scheduled to begin with tee times at 7:30 a.m.