Florida jumps ahead of Southern Cal in Cougar Classic womens college golf tournament
HANAHAN — A 9-under-par team score of 279 propelled Florida past Southern Cal after Monday’s second round of the 10th annual Cougar Classic women’s college golf tournament being played at Yeamans Hall Club.
The Gators, who were 13th in last year’s final national rankings, have an 11-under total of 565 heading into today’s final round. Southern Cal, last year’s national runner-up, is second at 568, while Vanderbilt holds third at 574.
Florida’s Camilla Hedberg holds the individual lead at 69-66—135, two shots in front of teammate Isabelle Lendl.
The College of Charleston moved into a tie for 15th place at 595. The Cougars were led by Vanessa Koechli, who shot 69 Monday and is tied for 28th at 145. South Carolina is in 22nd at 605, Furman is 23rd at 607 and Charleston Southern is 24th at 612. The Bucs were led by Amanda D’Ostroph, who shot 73 Monday and is at 151.
The tournament has eight of the top 10 teams from last season’s final rankings. It is open to the public.
Florida, 286-279—565; Southern Cal, 285-283—568; Vanderbilt, 289-285—574; Virginia, 286-290—576; Auburn, 288-288—576; Duke, 286-291—577; Georgia, 287-290—577; N.C. State, 290-291—581; Alabama, 289-294—583; Tennessee, 296-288—584; North Carolina, 299-287—586; Central Florida, 294-294—588; Penn State, 293-296—589; Mississippi, 299-293—592; LSU, 303-291—594; College of Charleston, 300-295—595; Wisconsin, 292-305—597; Wake Forest, 297-301—598; Miami, 300-301—601; UNC Greensboro, 300-301—601; Maryland, 309-295—604; South Carolina, 306-299—605; Furman, 303-300—607; Charleston Southern, 299-313—612.
C of C men in third at The Invitational
KIAWAH ISLAND — The College of Charleston men’s golf team remained in third place after Monday’s second round in The Invitational at Kiawah college golf tournament being played at the Ocean Course.
First-place Florida, meanwhile, lengthened its lead with an even-par team score of 288. The Gators are at 1-over-par 577, 20 shots in front of second-place Houston and 23 ahead of the College of Charleston, which was led by transfer Zach Munroe, who posted a 72 and is in a three-way tie for fourth at 146.
Georgia Southern’s Scott Wolfes leads the individual standings at 73-67—140, two shots ahead of Florida’s Tyler McCumber and four shots better than the Gators’ T.J. Vogel.
The 54-hole tournament concludes today.
Florida, 289-288—577; Houston, 293-304—597; College of Charleston, 299-301—600; Texas-Arlington, 310-292—602; South Florida, 303-301—604; Alabama-Birmingham, 302-303—605; Davidson, 306-301—607; Akron, 312-297—609; Stephen F. Austin, 307-303—610; Texas State, 308-307—615; Georgia Southern, 307-308—615; Mercer, 319-300—619; St. John’s, 317-303—620; USC Aiken, 307-317—624; USC Upstate, 325-314—639.