Buff Fires Low Round of Day; Tied For Lead at Lady Paladin



Oct. 30, 1999

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Tulane women's golfer Pam Buff fired the day's low round in Saturday's action at the Lady Paladin Invitational and earned a share of the lead after 36 holes.

Buff, a junior from Duluth, Ga., carded a two-under-par 70 to earn a share of the lead heading into Sunday's final round. Buff's 36-hole total of 145 ties her with three other players after two rounds. Her second-round 70 was the low round of the day, and her lowest round of the season.

Her efforts helped the Green Wave move up four spots in the standings. Tulane posted a second-round 307, to move into eighth place with a tournament total of 624. Tulane, which cut 10 strokes off its opening-round effort, was one of just six teams in the 24-team field to break 310 in the breezy conditions. Wake Forest leads the field by 11 strokes with a team total of 600.

Tulane also got strong performances from Meghan Bolger and Catalina Lara on Saturday. Bolger is currently tied for 22nd place after two rounds at 155, while Lara tallied Tulane's second-best score of the day with a 77. Lara is tied for 49th at 161.

Also competing for the Green Wave are Kathy Schafer (T65th/163) and Bonnie Hanlin (T97th/170).

The 54-hole event continues through Sunday at the Furman University Golf Course, a par 72, 5,902-yard layout in Greenville, S.C.