ORLANDO, Fla. - In a field of 80 players, many from some of the most renowned college programs in the country, Jacksonville University women's golf junior Hannah Berman fired a 74-73 (+3) to make the cut at the 2019 Women's Orlando International Amateur. Berman's one-over 73 in round two moved her nine spots up the leaderboard, where she currently sits T11 with Mercer's Mary Janiga and Mississippi State's Lauren Miller.
Warming up in the dark for a 7:50 a.m. tee time at Orange County National's Panther Lakes Course, Berman battled a two club wind for most of the Friday's second round, consistently making pars, 17 of them in total, and one bogie. Berman posted a two-over 74 in Thursday's opening round, with a 37-37, including three birdies.
"It has been great to kick the rust off this week to get ready for the spring season," said Berman. "I haven't played a competitive round since October, so it was fun being out here."
Of the 80 players in the field, only 32 players (and ties) make the cut, set today at +8. The prestigious fourth-year amateur event has become a great spring tune up, with this year's field featuring players from Florida State, Baylor, Auburn, Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan State, UCF, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi State, Florida, North Carolina, South Florida and Louisville. Berman is the only Dolphin in the field and was paired in the first two rounds with players from Rollins College and UNCG.
The third and final round is Saturday Jan. 5, with tee times starting at 8:00 a.m. Complete scoring can be found here.