Romero Valverde posts 77 to tie for seventh
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Romero Valverde posts 77 to tie for seventh
Raquel Romero Valverde posted a second-round 77, moving up 15 spots to a tie for seventh at the Bill Sergent Invitational. (Credit Richard RoBards)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Raquel Romero Valverde carded a five-over par 77, the second-best score of the day, moving up 15 spots to a tie for seventh and helping Cumberland women’s golf to a third-place showing at the Bill Sergent Invitational on Tuesday in London, Ky.

Romero Valverde collected 13 pars, including her last eight holes, and just five bogeys in the round of 77. Marissa Singer from the University of St. Francis in Indiana posted the low score of the day with a 76, followed by Romero Valverde and Lucia Pena from the University of the Cumberlands, who also shot 77.

Senior Abbey Burgdorf registered a second-round 81 with a birdie and three-over 39 on her first nine holes. She tied for 10th overall along with Midway University’s Rylee Beard.

Senior Savanna Strode and junior Anna Leigh Cleveland each carded rounds of 87 on Tuesday. Strode collected six pars but three double bogeys while Cleveland recorded one birdie, four pars and three doubles. Strode tied for 20th and Cleveland tied for 31st.

Junior Tessa Barto tallied her second straight 91. After starting her round with four pars in the first six holes, a stretch of double-triple-double left her with 46 on her first nine. She played better on the last nine holes, making par on two of the last three and tying for 41st.

Cumberland moved up one spot in the team standings on Tuesday, finishing third behind the University of the Cumberlands and Northwestern Ohio. The Phoenix play in the Mid-South Conference Fall Invitational next Monday and Tuesday in Georgetown, Ky.

t7. Raquel Romero Valverde – 85-77=162
t10. Abbey Burgdorf – 83-81=164
t20. Savanna Strode – 83-87=170
t31. Anna Leigh Cleveland – 88-87=175
t41. Tessa Barto – 91-91=182

1. University of the Cumberlands – 311-321=632
2. Northwestern Ohio – 319-328=647
3. Cumberland University – 339-332=671
4. Midway University – 336-340=676
5. University of St. Francis [IN] – 339-343=682
6. Tennessee Wesleyan – 341-343=684
7. Lawrence Tech – 339-349=688
8. Bryan College – 355-345=700
9. Indiana University-East – 356-360=716