HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Despite a tough final nine holes, junior Meghan Symonds climbs up the leaderboard at the 2018 NCAA Women's Golf Championships to a tie for 21st after 36 holes of competition.
Symonds shot a 79 in the second round and has a score of 150. The junior remains eight strokes behind the co-leaders of Margaret Loncki of Claremont Mudd Scripps (Calif.) and Navika Kuchakulla of New York University.
Starting on the 10th tee Wednesday afternoon, Symonds occurred a double bogey on 11, but after a recording a par on the 12th hole, she chipped in back-to-back birdies on 13 and 14.
After scoring pars on the final four holes on the back-nine to finish at a even par, 37, she turned her attention to the front-nine. However, the junior struggled with two bogeys and double bogeys each, despite climbing 16 spots in the field of 130 golfers.
Claremont Mudd Scripps (628 | 311-317) holds a five-stroke lead over Williams (Mass.) (633 | 311-322) after 36 holes of championship competition.
The third round for the Cary, N.C. native will begin on Thursday with a 2:10 p.m. ET / 1:10 p.m. CT tee time.