GREENWOOD, SC Coastal Carolinas womens golf squad is in second place after the first round of the 2005 Palmetto Utility Protection Service (PUPS) Big South Conference Golf Championships, Mon., Apr. 11. The tournament is being played at The Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor in Greenwood, S.C.
Second-seeded Birmingham-Southern grabbed the first round lead with a 291, leading the top-seeded Lady Chanticleers by five shots at 296. High Point is in third at 301 and is the only other team within 10 shots of the lead after 18 holes.
Shelly McGraw leads three Birmingham-Southern golfers in the top five, as she leads individually with a two-under 70, one shot better than CCUs Katy Heher. Coastals Line Cordes, the 2005 Big South Player of the Year, is in third with an even-par 72, while Natalie Cruse is tied for ninth at 76 and Lindsey Letzig is tied for 12th at 77.
The second round of the 54-hole event tees off at 8:30 a.m., Tue. Apr. 12, with the final 18 to be played Wed., Apr. 13, also starting at 8:30 a.m.
1. Birmingham-Southern 291
2. Coastal Carolina 296
3. High Point 301
4. Bucknell 315
5. Winthrop 317
6. Charleston Southern 331
7. Radford 336
8. Holy Cross 373
Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal)
1. Shelley McGraw (Birm.-So.) 32-38=70
2. Katy Heher (Coastal) 33-38=71
3. Line Cordes (Coastal) 36-36=72
4. Emily Klein (Birm.-So.) 36-37=73
Lauren Dodge (Birm.-So.) 34-39=73
t9. Natalie Cruse (Coastal) 38-38=76
t12. Lindsey Letzig (Coastal) 38-39=77
t28. Rachel Graves (Coastal) 41-43=84