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Hinchman in Second at The Challenge at Onion Creek

Marissa Hinchman opened the tournament with a career-low 69

       

Marissa Hinchman is second on the individual leaderboard after 36 holes of play.

Marissa Hinchman is second on the individual leaderboard after 36 holes of play.

Sept. 30, 2013

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AUSTIN, TEXAS - Marissa Hinchman opened the 2013 edition of The Challenge at Onion Creek with a career-best round of 69 and after a second-round 72, the sophomore sits in second on the individual leaderboard at the par-70, 8,821-yard Onion Creek Original Course.

With Hinchman leading the way, Coastal Carolina is tied for fifth on the team leaderboard with a 36-hole score of 589 (291-298). Texas Tech leads the 11-team field with a two-round score of 582 (291-291), while Kansas, ranked 27th by Golfstat, is in second with a 583 (294-289) score. Miami (293-291=584) is third followed by host-Texas State (294-291=585). Iowa (297-292=589) is tied with the Chanticleers for fifth.

Hinchman, who opened play on the second hole, was two-over through four holes; however, she steadied to play her next four holes at even par. She then carded back-to-back birdies on holes 11 and 12 to move back to par. Seven more pars and a birdie on the par-5 18th hole led to her career-best round of 69. Hinchman's second round featured birdies on the 11th and 14th holes, but four bogeys ended her day with a 2-over 72. Her 141 36-hole score is the lowest of her Chanticleer career by five strokes.

Junior stalwart Frida Castillo, appearing in her 25th collegiate tournament, is tied for 15th in the 61-competitor field with a 7-over score of 147. Castillo opened the day with a first-round score of 76 despite sinking two birdie putts. She improved by five strokes over her second round to shoot a 1-over 71. Castillo ended the day with five birdies and 20 pars.

Nadia Luttner is 21st overall with a 9-over score of 149. Luttner was 4-over through 14 holes in the first round, but recovered with three straight birdies on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes to end the round with a 1-over 71. Her second round was not as kind as she posted an 8-over 78 with only a single birdie on the par-5 first hole.

Emee Herbert (75-78=153) is tied for 30th, while Lena Schaeffner (80-77) is tied for 43rd. Herbert notched two birdies over her 36 holes of play. Schaeffner benefitted from a single birdie on the day.

Saskia Sterud, playing as an individual, rounded out the Coastal Carolina contingent with scores of 80-81=161 and is 50th in the individual standings.

The Challenge at Onion Creek concludes with a final 18 holes of play on Tuesday.