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Henderson Ties for Eighth at UCF Challenge; Chants Finish 12th

       

Brittany Henderson carded the 11th top-10 finish of her Coastal career.

Brittany Henderson carded the 11th top-10 finish of her Coastal career.

Feb. 12, 2013

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SORRENTO, Fla. - Brittany Henderson finished tied for eighth overall to lead Coastal Carolina to a 12th-place finish at the UCF Challenge played on the 6,374-yard, par-72 Redtail Golf Club.

The event, which marked the opening of the spring season for the Chanticleers, was won by ninth-ranked North Carolina (287-278-289=854). No. 20 Tulane (288-293-290=871) finished second followed by host UCF (287-294-295=876). Coastal carded rounds of 302-300-301 for a 903 54-hole tally and a 12th-place finish in the 18-team field. The Chants finished ahead of 48th-ranked Missouri and 46th-ranked Oregon State.

Virginia's Briana Mao captured individual medalist honors as she finished the tournament 4-under par (70-69-73=212).

Henderson, the individual medalist at the 2012 Big South Championship, turned in a three-round score of 216 (70-73-73), finishing even for the tournament and tying for eighth in the 99-competitor field. The senior scored a 1-over 73 on the day and posted a total of 12 birdies throughout the tournament. The top-10 finish is Henderson's second of her senior campaign and 11th of her Chanticleer career.

Freshman Lena Schaeffner was Coastal's second finisher, tying for 54th with a 54-hole score of 228 (75-73-80). Schaeffner carded an 80 on her final round. She concluded the tournament playing 39 of her 54 holes at par or better.

Jessica Alexander tied for 70th overall (81-76-75=232). The senior was hampered by her first round 81, but shaved strokes off her previous round total each of the ensuing two rounds. She carded her tournament-best round of 75 over the final 18 holes. Alexander was even through 15 holes, bogeys on her final three holes led to her 3-over.

Marissa Hinchman also carded a 3-over 75 on the final round en route to tying for 73rd (76-82-75=233). Frida Castillo rounded out the Chanticleer contingent, tying for 87th with a three-day tally of 237 (81-78-78).

The Chants return to the links on Saturday, Feb. 23 for a one-day match against San Francisco at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif.

UCF Challenge
Redtail Golf Club
Sorrento, Fla.
Par: 72 - 6,374 yards
Dates: Feb. 10-12

1.	#9 North Carolina	287	278	289	854	-10
2.	#46 Tulane     	        288	293	290	871	+7
3.	UCF              	287	294	295	876	+12
4.	Miami            	293	295	289	877	+13
5.	#18 Virginia       	296	292	291	879	+15
6.	East Carolina   	289	298	295	882	+18
7.	South Carolina    	284	306	293	883	+19
8.	#38 Texas State 	293	298	298	889	+25
9.	Augusta State   	287	300	303	890	+26
10.	#42 Mississippi  	296	295	301	892	+28
11.	Louisville      	299	302	300	901	+37
12.	Coastal Carolina	302	300	301	903	+39
13-t.	#48 Missouri    	300	308	298	906	+42
13-t.	Kennesaw State   	292	314	300	906	+42
15.	College of Charleston	299	308	300	907	+43
16.	South Florida    	297	301	314	912	+48
17.	Georgia State   	304	311	308	923	+59
18.	#46 Oregon State	305	312	311	928	+64

Coastal Carolina Results 8-t. Brittany Henderson 70 73 73 216 E 54-t. Lena Schaeffner 75 73 80 228 +12 70-t. Jessica Alexander 81 76 75 232 +16 73-t. Marissa Hinchman 76 82 75 233 +17 87-t. Frida Castillo 81 78 78 237 +21