April 14, 2014
NINETY SIX - The Coastal Carolina University women's golf team remained in second place at the 2014 Big South Women's Golf Championship after Monday's second round with a 594 36-hole score.
The Chanticleers equaled their first day score, posting a 9-over 297 over the second round of competition. Campbell University leads the field with a two-round score of 567 (278-289). The Camels are on pace to break the conference championship 54-hole score of 880, which was set by the Chanticleers last year. High Point is third in the team standings with a 605 (301-304) score. Presbyterian (309-309=618) is fourth followed by Gardner-Webb (306-313=619) in fifth. Winthrop (310-312=622), Charleston Southern (310-318=628), Radford (311-323=634) and Longwood (316-318=634) round out the nine-team field.
Frida Castillo was Coastal's low scorer of the day, shooting a 1-under 71. The junior is tied for fifth on the individual leaderboard with an even-par 144 score. Castillo started her day with a par before notching back-to-back birdies on holes two and three. She played par golf the remainder of the front nine to make the turn at 2-under. Bogeys on 10 and 13 set her back to even-par, but she closed the day with a two-foot birdie putt on the par-5, 465-yard 18th to finish the round 1-under.
Lena Schaeffner is tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard with a 4-over 148 score. Schaeffner, who shot a 1-under 71 over the opening round, turned in a 5-over 77 her second time around the course. The sophomore was even through five holes after trading a birdie on two for a bogey on four. However, a double-bogey on six and a bogey on nine sent her to the back nine at 3-over. She carded her second double-bogey of the day on 11, but followed with five pars before bogeying 17. However, she rebounded to birdie 18 after nearing knocking in an eagle putt from 22 feet.
Bailey Cocca (75-75=150) is tied for eighth in the 45-competitor field after posting a 3-over 75. Cocca carded 15 pars on the day against only three bogeys. Emee Herbert (78-80=158) is currently tied for 26th overall. Herbert shot an 8-over 80 on the day. She closed the day with 11 pars, but was hindered by six bogeys and a double-bogey.
Marissa Hinchman surged 11 spots up the individual leaderboard and is tied for 33rd. Hinchman shaved 12 strokes off her opening round 86 to post a 74 over the second round. The 2-over tally was the Chants' second-best score of the round. The sophomore made the turn at 2-over before gaining a stroke back on the par-4, 389-yard 10th hole. Like Schaeffner and Castillo, she also ended the day on a high note with a birdie on 18.
The championship concludes with a final 18 holes on Tuesday. The top five individuals and any ties will be named to the all-tournament team.