Sanders Leads Rebels On Day Two Of The Cougar Classic

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Taelor Rubin (Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications)
Taelor Rubin (Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications)

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OXFORD, Miss. – Senior Haley Sanders fired a 1-under 71 on the second day of the Cougar Classic hosted by The College of Charleston at Yeamans Hall Monday.

Sanders rebounded from a 4-over 76 in the first round Sunday to post the 1-under 71 today. After two days of play, Sanders is tied for 42nd place. She recorded three birdies in the second round, including two on the front nine on 10 and 15 which were her first and sixth holes of the day.

“I’m very pleased with the team today,” head coach Michele Drinkard said. “We came out smoking hot. I believe we were 3-under on the front nine and really kept it going.  Our final score today was a 5-over, which was six shots better than yesterday. We still hit a lot of greens but we hit a lot more putts than yesterday and the team seemed to be a lot more relaxed.”

As a team, Ole Miss is sitting in 14th place after two days.  The Rebels finished with a 5-over in today’s second round which was six shots better than the team’s first round on Sunday.  Three Ole Miss golfers, Sanders, Taelor Rubin and Alison Hovatter posted lower rounds today than in the tournament’s first round on Sunday.

“Today was definitely better,” Sanders said. “I still hit the same number of greens I hit yesterday so my ball striking was still solid. But, I did get my putts to go in a little bit better and sooner.”  

Rubin shot a 1-over 73 while Ericka Schneider shot a 2-over 74.  Hovatter ended the day with a 3-over 75 while Abby Newton shot a 4-over 76.

The final round of the Cougar Classic will take place tomorrow. Follow all the action with live scoring at Also, follow the Rebels through social media on Twitter @OleMissWGolf and on Facebook at


T2 1 Florida 286 279 565 -11

1 2 Southern Cal 285 283 568 -8

T7 3 Vanderbilt 289 285 574 -2

T2 T4 Virginia 286 290 576 E

6 T4 Auburn 288 288 576 E

T2 T6 Duke 286 291 577 +1

5 T6 Georgia 287 290 577 +1

9 8 NC State 290 291 581 +5

T7 9 Alabama 289 294 583 +7

13 10 Tennessee 296 288 584 +8

T15 11 North Carolina 299 287 586 +10

12 12 UCF 294 294 588 +12

11 13 Penn State 293 296 589 +13

T15 14 Mississippi 299 293 592 +16

21 15 LSU 303 292 595 +19

T18 16 College of Charleston 300 296 596 +20

10 17 Wisconsin 292 305 597 +21

14 18 Wake Forest 297 301 598 +22

T18 T19 Miami 300 301 601 +25

T18 T19 UNCG 300 301 601 +25

24 21 Maryland 309 295 604 +28

22 22 South Carolina 306 299 605 +29

23 23 Furman 307 300 607 +31

T15 24 Charleston Southern 299 313 612 +36

T42 Haley Sanders, 76-71—147
T42 Ericka Schneider, 73-74—147
T59 Taelor Rubin, 76-73—149
T63 Abby Newton, 74-76—150
T72 Alison Hovatter, 76-75—151

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