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Deacs, Kuehn, Maintain Lead Heading into Final Round

Updated: Dec 19, 2019

Lake Elmo, MN. – Day two at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M wrapped up with Wake Forest remaining atop of the leaderboard. Freshman Rachel Kuehn continued to pace the field with back-to-back rounds of 67, giving herself a four-shot lead heading into the final round.

Kaitlyn Papp (Texas) and Kajal Mistry (Arkansas) enter the final round four shots back at 6-under-par 138. Following a first round of 2-under-par 70, Papp finished strong on Tuesday, making six birdies in her last 10 holes.

Led by senior Aiko Leong’s 6-under-par 66, USC sits in second place ahead of Wednesday’s final round, six shots back of Wake Forest. “I was able to make a lot of putts today,” said the Hawaii native. “Today was just one of those days where I could see the line really well and just match the speed. I had a lot of confidence going into every putt.” Aiko qualified ahead of Malia Nam and Amelia Garvey, both receiving Golfweek All-American honors last season.

As with all Foundation initiatives, Annika is on-site taking in the action. “We’ve seen some impressive golf this week at Royal Golf Club and I look forward to tomorrow’s final-round action.”

Final-round tee times will run from 8:30 to 10:05 a.m. CT on Wednesday at Royal Golf Club. Click here for the pairings.

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