Women's Golf Leads After First Round of Big South Championships


Women's Golf Leads After First Round of Big South Championships

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NINETY SIX, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University women’s golf team fired a 315 in the opening round and leads the 2009 Big South Conference Women’s Golf Championship, April 13. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at The Patriot Golf Club (Par 72 – 5,956 yards) in Ninety Six, S.C.

The top-seeded Chanticleers battled through rain in the early part of the round and gusting winds in the latter stages to post their 315 in the first 18, giving them a five-shot lead over (Radford) at 320 in second. Three teams are tied for third at 322 – Charleston Southern, (Winthrop) and Gardner-Webb.

Junior Aruka Felgueroso leads the individual race, shooting a 1-over 73 to take a two-shot lead over Olivia Jordan-Higgins of Charleston Southern. Radford’s Megan Leineweber is third at 77. Sophomore Alicia Grier is tied for fourth after a 6-over 78, while redshirt-senior Jessica Vincent is 15th at 9-over 81. Senior Ann Maness is next for Coastal Carolina with an 11-over 83, while sophomore Carmen Jones rounds out the scoring for the Chants at 12-over 84, good for a tie for 19th.

Coastal Carolina is going off in the final wave for the second round starting at 9:30 a.m. off the first tee, playing with Radford and Charleston Southern.

Team Leaderboard
1 Coastal Carolina
2 Radford  320
t3 Charleston Southern 322
t3 Winthrop 322
t3 Gardner-Webb 322
6 Bucknell 333
7 High Point 341
8 Presbyterian 344
9 Holy Cross 368

Top Five Individuals Plus Coastal
1 Aruka Felgueroso (Coastal) 38- 35 73
2 Olivia Higgins (Charleston Southern) 36- 39 75
3 Megan Leineweber (Radford) 38- 39 77
t4 Alicia Grier (Coastal) 40- 38 78
t4 Sara Hester (Winthrop) 40- 38 78
t4 Kelsey Mevbin (Bucknell) 39- 39 78
t4 Jade Okamoto (Radford) 38- 40 78
t4 Brittany Penny (Winthrop) 35- 43 78

t15 Jessica Vincent (Coastal) 39- 42 81
t16 Ann Maness (Coastal) 39- 44 83
t19 Carmen Jones (Coastal) 44- 40 84