New Smyrna Beach, Fla. - Jennifer Judge started the second round of the 2010 A-Sun Championships tied for 21st. After turning in a strong 1-over-par 73 Tuesday, she stands tied for 13th and Upstate solidified its team position heading into Wednesday's final round.
Judge started the round with a couple of bogeys, but got it together and rolled in birdie putts on the 15th and 17th holes to finish at 1-over on the day. Her 36-hole total of 150 tops the Spartans. She is just three strokes out of seventh place.
"Jennifer played a great round today and despite making a couple bogeys in her first few holes, remained patient," said Upstate head coach Todd Lawton. "She made a couple of birdies which allowed her to move up the leaderboard. She is really playing well and is confident."
Upstate turned in a 323 in the second round and stands ninth with a 643 total. The Spartans lead Lipscomb by 40 strokes and are just five shots back of Belmont in eighth.
East Tennessee State shot a 291 Tuesday to vault into the lead with a 586 total. Kennesaw State trails the Buccaneers by one stroke at 587. Campbell is third at 591 and is followed by Florida Gulf Coast (592), Stetson (598), Mercer (610), Jacksonville (613), Belmont (638), Upstate (643) and Lipscomb (683).
Cheryl Lo turned in an 80 in the second round and stands tied for 34th with a 157 total as the second-lowest Spartan in the tournament. Johanna Ebenhag lowered her score from Monday's opening round to post an 83 and is tied for 43rd at 169 with teammate Natalie Buch. Marissa Clontz stands 47th with a 172 total.
"Cheryl has battled a sore back throughout the tournament and has been very competitive," said Lawton. "She's been able to make a good many birdies through 36 holes. JoJo had a great finish with 38 on the back nine and shooting even-par her last seven holes. Everyone has contributed here for us and we are looking forward to the opportunity to move up the leaderboard in tomorrow's round."
Lo is tied for third in the tournament with five birdies and rnaks third in par-3 scoring at even-par along with teammate Judge.
ETSU's Laura Jansone fired a 73 Tuesday and remained the tournament leader at 2-under-par. She will have to hold off a pair of Kennesaw State players for the title as Jordan Lazenby and Ket Premchuen are just one stroke back 1-under.