Junior Carlie Gehlhausen led JU by moving up 21 spots in the standings after carding a season-best, 2-over par 74 in her round for 28th place. Gehlhausen, who started the day 49th, pared four holes on the back nine and birdied two others for her strong finish.
Sophomores Jessica Welch (75, 79) and Natalie Schmett (77, 77) each have combined to shoot 154 through two rounds to move into a tie for 22nd place.
“The conditions were harder today and we played better,” JU head coach Jennifer Borocz said. “Carlie led the team today with a 74, her lowest career round in a tournament. We look forward to competing tomorrow.”
Freshman Christina Paulsen and senior Gaia Olcese each have carded 164 to finish tied for 53 after two days of play.
Host FIU continues to lead the tournament by 15 strokes, while Boston College (605) holds a one stroke lead over Cincinnati for the second spot.
The Dolphins will round on the tournament tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. Fans can follow the action on golfstat.com.