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Chants Top Leaderboard at Briar's Creek Invite

Coastal is in search of its second victory in its last three events

       

Brittany Henderson opened the tournament with a 1-under 71

Brittany Henderson opened the tournament with a 1-under 71

March 25, 2013

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JOHNS ISLAND - Coastal Carolina led the 18-team Briar's Creek Invitational field after one round and remained atop the leaderboard as round two was suspended due to darkness on Monday night. Brittany Henderson paced the field after 18 holes with a 1-under 71 followed by Jessica Alexander in second with an even-par 72.

The Chanticleer contingent combined to card a 17-over 305 under blustery conditions at the par-72, 6.088-yard Golf Club at Briar's Creek. Fortieth-ranked Central Florida (307, +19) was second after the first round of play followed by Kansas (309, +21). Maryland (312, +24) and Indiana (315, +27) rounded out the top five after 18 holes of play. Big South rival and 35th-ranked Campbell stood sixth overall with a 28-over 316.

Henderson, ranked as the 90th-best individual in collegiate golf by Golfstat, opened her best round of the season with an eagle on the par-5, 430-yard 10th hole. She then played the extremely windy course even over the ensuing 10 holes before suffering a double-bogey on the third hole. However, the senior responded with five pars before closing her season-low tying round with a birdie on nine.

Alexander posted her sixth round of par of better on the campaign with her 72. She traded a birdie for a bogey over her first seven holes, but was hindered by a double-bogey and a bogey to close her first nine holes. The Lakeview, Fla., native then dropped in six straight pars before carding birdies on each of her final three holes.

Freshmen Lena Schaeffner and Marissa Hinchman fired matching 9-over scores of 81 to tie for 43rd in the 96-competitor field. Both finished their first time around the course with a birdie. Frida Castillo was 12-over after 18 holes with a score of 84, tying for 70th overall.

The teams will finish their second rounds on Tuesday morning, starting with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, followed by the final 18 holes of play.

Briar's Creek Invitational
The Golf Club at Briar's Creek
Johns Island, S.C.
Par: 72 - 6,088 yards
Dates: March 25-26

	TEAM             	RD1	TO PAR
1-t.	Coastal Carolina	305	+17
2.	#40 UCF         	307	+19
3.	Kansas          	309	+21
4.	Maryland        	312	+24
5.	Indiana         	315	+27
6.	#35 Campbell     	316	+28
7-t.	#23 Notre Dame   	317	+29
7-t.	#45 East Carolina	317	+29
9-t.	Augusta State   	318	+30
9-t.	South Florida    	318	+30
11.	Chattanooga     	319	+31
12.	#46 Wisconsin   	321	+33
13-t.	Mississippi State	322	+34
13-t.	Kansas State    	322	+34
15.	College of Charleston	326	+38
16.	Furman           	328	+40
17.	#27 Penn State   	329	+41
18.	Georgetown       	337	+49

Coastal Carolina Results 1. Brittany Henderson 71 -1 2. Jessica Alexander 72 E 43-t. Lena Schaeffner 81 +9 43-t. Marissa Hinchman 81 +9 70-t. Frida Castillo 84 +12