Schlenk shaves 3 strokes off previous days score in Round 2

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Kelsey Schlenk improved in the second round of the NJCAA National Golf Tournament on Tuesday, shaving three strokes off her Round 1 score.

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In what proved to be more of a challenging day weather-wise for most golfers, Lake Region State College sophomore Kelsey Schlenk felt right at home at the NJCAA National Golf Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Wind and rain are nothing new to her so when that picked up she didn't mind.

Schlenk has had to continually battle the weather each golf outing this year so when it started to work against her she played through it. During her round Tuesday, she shaved three strokes off her previous days score. She finished with a 47 on the front nine and a 47 on the back nine for an overall score of 94.

"Today went a lot better,” Schlenk said. “I think I could have been more consistent with my driver and a couple putts could have fallen for me that would have helped. Overall though it was a good day and I am feeling more and more comfortable each time out."

"Kelsey played really well today even when she missed a couple tee shots,” LRSC athletic director Danny Mertens said. “She improved on her second shots, which was a problem for her yesterday. This is a long course, so second shots are key. She had one bad hole and a couple putts that just didn't fall."

Schlenk is out there looking to improve everyday, she said, and hopes that she can break 90 in her round tomorrow.

Once again Kelsey finished second in her group and was the top golfer out of all the Region 13 participants.

Kelsey will tee off today at 7:50 a.m. CT. Play was suspended so her tee time may be subject to change.