Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Freshman Meghan Deardorff shot a career-best 77 on Saturday to lead the Central Michigan golf team during the second round of the Mid-American Conference Championship at Naperville Country Club.
The Chippewas posted a 321 team total, the same score they posted in Friday's opening round, and stand at 642, tied with Bowling Green for ninth place in the 10-team event. The third and final round is scheduled for Sunday.
Also for the Chippewas on Saturday, Jami Laude carded an 80, Kristen Wolfe and Natalie Johnson both shot 82, and Bria Colosky finished at 83.
Wolfe, who opened on Friday with a team-best 78, is 30th in the 50-player with a 160 total. Laude is at 161 and among a group tied for 31st.
Deardorff's round included two birdies and was an eight-shot improvement over her opening-round 85. She is 35th with a 162 total. She bested her previous career best, 78, which she shot in back-to-back rounds last October at the Western Michigan Kzoo Classic at The Moors in Portage.
Kent State shot a 285 team total on Saturday and stands at 9-under 567 for the tournament. The Golden Flashes, who are ranked 18th, lead second-place Toledo by 36 shots.
First-round leader Pimnipa Panthong of Kent State shot an even-par 72 on Saturday and stands at 5-under 139 for the tournament. She holds a two-shot lead over teammate Karoline Stormo, who posted the low round, a 5-under 67, on Saturday.