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Sara Lester

Sara Lester

March 10, 2008

Pinehurst, N.C. - Despite improving the overall team score by two shots, the Nittany Lions fell to a tied 17th place after round two of the Pinehurst Challenge. The team shot 322, giving them a two-round score of 646.

Junior Sara Lester shot five-over 77, a three stroke improvement from the first day of the tournament. Lester leads the Nittany Lions into round three, currently in a tied 28th place individually. Senior Megan Padua, who led the team on day one, dropped her score by ten shots, giving her a two-round score of 168.

Freshman Brianna Malcolmson improved her score by nine strokes on the second day of the competition. She currently holds a score of 165.

East Tennessee State continues to lead the tournament after the team shot rounds of 307 and 304. East Caroline University is only four strokes behind, with a two-round score of 615. Individually, Charleston's Steffi Kirtchmayr and East Tennessee's Laura Jansone lead with scores of four-over 148.

The third and final round of the Pinehurst Challenge will take place Tuesday morning with tee times beginning at 9:00 a.m.

T 17Penn State324- 322- 646
T 28Sara Lester80- 77- 157
T 70Christin Pacacha 80- 83- 163
T 77 Brianna Malcolmson 87- 78- 165
T 95Megan Padua 79- 89- 168
98 Katherine Murphy 85- 84- 169



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