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Erin Harper in second place after second round of NCAA Madison Regional



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Then-sophomore, now-junior Erin Harper putts during the first round of the IU Invitational on April 8, 2017, at the IU Golf Course. Harper finished the 2018 Mary Fossum Invitational tied for sixth place.  Josh Eastern Buy Photos

Junior Erin Harper is moving her way up the leaderboard at the NCAA Madison Regional. 

Harper, the lone IU women’s golfer to qualify for the event, is in second place after the second day of competition.

On Tuesday, she recorded a career-low round of four-under 68, putting her at six-under for the tournament. She is four shots back of the current leader, sophomore Nicole Schroeder of Oregon State, who is at 10-under par.

This came after Harper's first round showing Monday in which she finished the day with a two-under round of 70. She was tied for seventh after day one.

This is Harper’s second appearance at an NCAA Regional after IU qualified as a team in 2015-16. She’s also the first IU individual to qualify since Elizabeth Tong played in the 2015 NCAA Regional at Notre Dame.

She came into this year’s event after finishing 22nd at the Big Ten Championships on April 20 through 22.

The final round of the regional will take place Wednesday, beginning at 9:45 a.m. 

Murphy Wheeler

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