Feb. 10, 2013
SORRENTO, Fla. - Senior Brittany Henderson shot a 2-under 70 and is tied for eighth in the 99-competitor field through 18 holes of the annual UCF Challenge in Sorrento, Fla. As a team Coastal Carolina carded a 14-over 302 to sit 16th in the 18-team field at the 6,374-yard, par-72 Redtail Golf Club.
Henderson played the front nine even thanks to birdies on the par-5 seventh hole and the par-4 ninth. After the turn, the Smith Falls, Ontario native carded six straight pars before notching birdies on 16 and 17 and a par on 18. Henderson's 2-under round is her fourth par or better round this season and the 15th of her Chanticleer career.
South Carolina leads the event after firing a 4-under 284. North Carolina, UCF and Augusta State sit tied for second with rounds of 287 followed by Tulane's 288 to round out the top five.
Newcomer Lena Schaeffner was the Chants' second-best finisher of the day, posting a 3-over 75. Schaeffner was 1-over at the turn and even through 13 holes. However, bogeys on the par-4 14th, 16th and 18th holes led to her 49th (tied) standing on the leaderboard.
Marissa Hinchman finished the day a stroke behind Schaeffner with a 4-over 75. The freshman posted four birdies on her round to tie for 59th in the field.
Coastal returns to the links at 8:30 a.m. on Monday morning for round two of the UCF Challenge.
Redtail Golf Club
Par: 72 - 6,374 yards
Dates: Feb. 10-12
1. South Carolina 284 -4 2-t. North Carolina 287 -1 2-t. UCF 287 -1 2-t. Augusta State 287 -1 5. Tulane 288 E 6. East Carolina 289 +1 7. Kennesaw State 292 +4 8-t. Miami 293 +5 8-t. Texas State 293 +5 t-10. Mississippi 296 +8 t-10. Virginia 296 +8 12. South Florida 297 +9 13-t. Louisville 299 +11 13-t. College of Charleston 299 +11 15. Missouri 300 +12 16. Coastal Carolina 302 +14 17. Georgia State 304 +16 18. Oregon State 205 +17