|Mocs Maintain Lead At SoCon Championships|
|Written by Phil Perry|
|Tuesday, 16 April 2013 07:32|
Chattanooga added four strokes to its team lead, but UNCG shot a sizzling 291 to match the tournament record at the Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship and move into second
place on Monday. The Spartans’ Fanny Cnops also matched the tournament record with a 68 to move into first place in the individual standings after two rounds of play at Moss Creek Golf Club.
The Mocs, who led Furman by five strokes after Sunday’s first-round 297, shot a 12-over 300 Monday and lead UNCG by nine strokes heading into to Tuesday’s final round.
Chattanooga was paced by sophomore Agathe Sauzon’s 1-under 71 Monday, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole. First-round co-leader Emily McLennan fired a 2-over 73 Monday and is tied with Sauzon for second in the individual standings, each posting 146s after 36 holes of play. Sophomore teammate Porsche Campbell joined the duo in the top 10, shooting a 5-over 77 to sit alone in 10th at 152.
After a first-round 315 that left them tied for sixth place, the Spartans blistered Moss Creek’s North Course on Monday, highlighted by Cnops’ record-tying performance. The sophomore from Gent, Belgium, turned in a bogey-free round, birdieing three holes on the front nine and one on the back for her 4-under 68. Her score tied the tournament mark set four previous times, with the last coming from College of Charleston’s Angie Hill in 2006. Cnops, the 2012 runner-up, is at 1-over 145 heading into play Tuesday.
UNCG sophomore Courtney Taylor shot even-par 72 Monday and is tied for sixth at 6-over 150. As a team, the Spartans turned in a 3-over par score Monday to match the tournament record set by College of Charleston at the 2006 championship. UNCG is nine strokes back of Chattanooga with a 36-hole score of 606.
Furman slipped to third Monday with a 308 and is at 610 for the tournament. College of Charleston is third after Monday’s 313, which pushed its team total to 618. The Cougars got an outstanding effort from freshman Mary Chandler Bryan, who joined Cnops and Sauzon in posting the only sub-par rounds Monday. Bryan shot a 1-under 71 to move from a tie for 11th into sole possession of fourth at 147.
Samford and Appalachian State are tied for fifth at 621 after shooting 309 and 308, respectively, on Monday. They are followed by Elon (315-309=624), Wofford (322-308=630), Western Carolina (324-313=637) and The Citadel (346-343=689).
Chattanooga will try to close out its fourth consecutive team championship on Tuesday. The winner of the tournament will receive the SoCon’s automatic bid to the NCAA regionals.
The final round will see teams tee off of holes 1 and 10. Appalachian State, Samford and College of Charleston will tee off of No. 1 at 8 a.m. while The Citadel and Western Carolina go off of No. 10. Leaders Chattanooga, UNCG and Furman go off of No. 1 at 8:50 a.m. Live stats can be found at www.golfstatresults.com and will be updated every three holes.
2013 Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship
Moss Creek Golf Club, North Course
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Top 10 individuals
1. Fanny Cnops, UNCG 77-68=145
T2. Agathe Sauzon, Chattanooga 75-71=146
T2. Emily McLennan, Chattanooga 72-74=146
4. Mary Chandler Bryan, College of Charleston 76-71=147
5. Sunna Vidisdottir, Elon 72-77=149
T6. Taylor Allison, Western Carolina 75-75=150
T6. Martyna Mierzwa, Elon 77-73=150
T6. Courtney Taylor, UNCG 78-72=150
T6. Valentina Romero, Furman 73-77=150
10. Porsche Campbell, Chattanooga 75-77=152
1. Chattanooga 297-300=597
2. UNCG 315-291=606
3. Furman 302-308=610
4. College of Charleston 305-313=618
T5. Samford 312-309=621
T5. Appalachian State 313-308=621
7. Elon 315-309=624
8. Wofford 322-308=630
9. Western Carolina 324-313=637
10. The Citadel 346-343=689
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