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Women's Golf Finishes 14th at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Brittany Henderson shot a team-best 5-over 76 despite the soggy conditions.

       

Brittany Henderson

Brittany Henderson

March 4, 2012

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Results

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Coastal Carolina women's golf team fired a 314 on the second round of the weather-shortened Darius Rucker Intercollegiate to finish 14th overall as it carded a 36-hole total of 621. The event was originally scheduled for 54-holes, but was shorted to 36-holes due to inclement weather and team travel arrangements.

The field, featuring 12 top 50 teams in the nation, of which four entered the event ranked among the nation's top 10, was led by champion Alabama (288-283=571). The second-ranked Crimson Tide defeated 10th-ranked North Carolina by 11 strokes and fifth-ranked Vanderbilt by 22.

For the first time this season, Jessica Alexander led the Chanticleer contingent, tying for 27th. She carded rounds of 73-78 for a total of 9-over par 151. The junior did post three birdies over the two days, on the par-71 course that finished with a 77.12 scoring average. Alexander closed her second round Sunday morning with a bogey and a double. However, she did shoot par on 14 holes.

Brittany Henderson opened the event with a 7-over 78. She bounced back in the second round with one of only eight birdies on the par-5 509-yard third hole and would post a team-best 5-over 76 despite the soggy conditions. The junior tied for 38th with a 36-hole total of 154.

Senior Kaitlin Higginbotham equaled Henderson to tie for 38th, carding rounds of 74-80 for a total of 154. She had no birdies, but managed 10 pars in her second round for an 80.

Frida Castillo and Courtney Boe rounded the Chanticleers' scorers. Castillo shot rounds of 82-80, while Boe turned in rounds of 82-94. Castillo finished the second round with a Coastal-best three birdies. Boe finished her round parring three of her final four holes.

Up next for Coastal Carolina is the annual Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational hosted by Hawai’i, March 13-14, at the Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course. The Chants will then stay out west and compete in the San Diego State hosted Battle at Rancho Bernardo.

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate
Long Cove Club
Hilton Head, S.C.
Par: 71 - 6,160 yards
Dates: March 2-4

1. #2 Alabama 288 283 571 +3
2. #10 North Carolina 292 290 582 +14
3. #5 Vanderbilt 299 294 593 +25
4. #41UCF 297 299 596 +28
5. #31Virginia 297 301 598 +30
6. #9 Georgia 297 303 600 +32
7. #34TCU 301 301 602 +34
8. #30 South Carolina 303 301 604 +36
t-9. #17 Tennessee 305 303 608 +40
t-9. #47 Wake Forest 302 306 608 +40
t-11. #24 Texas 305 312 617 +49
t-11. #40 Arkansas 305 312 617 +49
13. Notre Dame 301 319 620 +52
14. Coastal Carolina 307 314 621 +53
15. USC-Beaufort 327 333 660 +92

Coastal Carolina Scorers
t-27. Jessica Alexander 73 78 151 +9
t-38. Kaitlin Higginbotham 74 76 154 +12
t-38. Brittany Henderson 78 76 154 +12
t-71. Frida Castillo 82 80 162 +20
80. Courtney Boe 82 94 176 +34