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Defending champs in second at midway point

Defending national champion UCLA climbed up the leaderboard after shooting two-over 290 Wednesday in the second round at the NCAA women's golf championships, but the Bruins still fell further behind leader Alabama, which has an 11-shot lead and is threatening to run away with the tournament at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Tennessee.

The No. 1-ranked Bruins began the day in fifth place and vaulted into a tie for second with North Carolina and Virginia with a two-day total of six-over at the midway point, but they still lost ground after the No. 2 Crimson Tide shot a second-round 285 to finish the second round with a two-day total of five-under.

Brianna Do shot one-under 71 Wednesday for UCLA's best round of the day while Erynne Lee, Lee Lopez and Tiffany Lua each shot 73. Do is in a tie for ninth in the individual competition with a two-day total of one under. She is five shots behind leader Brooke Pancake of Alabama.

Complete results are available here.