March 10, 2013
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Coastal Carolina opened the Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational with its second-best 36-hole tally of the season to stand in first overall with a two-round tally of 600 at the Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club in North Augusta, S.C. The Chanticleers were forced to finish their second round on Sunday morning due to darkness on Saturday evening.
The Chants carded a combined 306 over their opening 18 holes before recording a 294 on the second round. The Conway contingent leads No. 28 Iowa State (305-301=606) by six strokes heading into the final round of competition. No. 15 and host Purdue sits third in the six-team field after two rounds with a 611 (313-298).
Brittany Henderson leads a quartet of Chants in the top 10 on the leader board. The senior is tied for third overall with a 36-hole score of 149. She opened the tournament with a 5-over 77, but responded to card an even-par 72 over her second 18. Henderson sank four birdie putts, including three on her second round.
Sophomore Frida Castillo is sixth in the 35-competitor field with a 151 (79-72). Castillo started the tournament with a 79 on her opening round. She then shaved seven strokes off over the next 18 to post her second career round at even par. Castillo's second round featured birdies on the par-5 ninth and 16th holes.
Jessica Alexander (152) is a shot behind Castillo and sits tied for seventh on the leaderboard. Alexander shot a 78 over the first 18, but settled in and carded a 74 on her second time around the course. Freshman Lena Schaeffner is also showing in the top 10 on the individual leaderboard with her two-round 153 tally after shooting rounds of 77 and 76.
Marissa Hinchman, a freshman, turned in a 74 to stand in second overall after one round of play at the event. But she struggled to an 81 over her next round and is currently tied for 11th. Hinchman's first round featured a birdie to go along with 14 pars.
Courtney Boe, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 26th after posting rounds of 88 and 81 for a 169 total. Boe, who is seeing her first action of the spring season, carded a pair of birdies on the day to go along with 15 pars.
The Chants tee off on the final round of the tournament Sunday morning.
Purdue Mount Vintage Invitational
Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club
North Augusta, S.C.
Par: 72 - 6,210 yards
Dates: March 9-10, 2013
TEAM RD1 RD2 TOTAL TO PAR 1. Coastal Carolina 306 294 600 +24 2. #28 Iowa State 305 301 606 +30 3. #15 Purdue 313 298 611 +35 4. Augusta State 315 315 630 +54 5. IUPUI 330 335 665 +89 6. Delaware 350 333 683 +107
Individual 26. Courtney Boe 88 81 169 +25