UNCW Press Release
GREENVILLE, South Carolina – The UNCW women's golf team combined for a team total 327 in the second round of the Lady Paladin Invitational Saturday at the Furman University Golf Course.
The Seahawks 302-327=629) are in 14th place after Saturday's second round, one shot back of 13th-place Nova Southeastern (316-312=628) and six shots shy of 12th-place Southern Mississippi (314-309=611).
"It was a rough day collectively as a team," said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. "We didn't come out ready to play. We had too many mistakes early in the round on the back nine for the second day in a row. Yesterday we were able to count only one double bogey the whole day in our counting scores and today we had 12 big numbers. We struggled off the tee and put ourselves in some very difficult places to recover."
First-round leader GRU Augusta (285-288=573)remained atop the team leaderboard as it carded an even par 288 on Saturday to build a five-stroke lead over the field. Clemson is in second place (287-291=588) while Wisconsin (290-294=584) is 11 shots off the pace of the Jaguars in third. Host Furman sits in fourth place (290-301=591) and East Carolina (301-292=593) occupies fifth.
Senior Lori Beth Adams (70-76=146) carded a four-over-par 76 on Saturday to move into a tie for 11th place. Senior Laverry Kumar (76-84=160) is tied for 73rd while junior Mallory Warrick (77-84=161) is one shot back of Kumar in a tie for 75th. Senior Megan Burnham (79-83=162/T-79th) and sophomore Elizabeth Hall (86-85=171/89th) completed the Seahawks lineup.
First-round co-leader Ashlan Ramsey (68-71=139) of Clemson holds the outright individual lead after posting a one-under-par 71 in the second round. GRU Augusta's Eunice Yi (68-72=140) is one shot back of Ramsey in second while teammate Casey Kennedy (69-72=141) is in third.
The final round of the Lady Paladin Invitational begins Sunday with a shotgun start slated for 9 a.m.
"We need to do a much better job managing our games as we squandered a great opportunity today to move up," said Ho. "We have to find a way to bounce back and post a good score to finish the tournament."