KIAWAH ISLAND — Freshman Julia Neumann made four birdies on the front nine to shoot 1-under par to keep the College of Charleston women’s golf team in the lead after the second day of the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic held Monday at Cougar Point and Oak Point Golf Courses at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
The Cougars own a four-stroke advantage leading into today’s final round with a combined two-round score of 596 (+20) ahead of Campbell (+24) and Richmond (+29).
Charleston Southern (+63) is 21st. The Citadel is 30th at +107.
Neumann, who is tied for the individual lead with Campbell’s Brooke Bellomy and Richmond’s Tracy Martin at 1-over 145, carded a 71 at Oak Point and is one of four Cougars in the top 20 individually along with Stacey Tomlinson and Louise Olsson, who sit in a six-way tie for 20th at 8 over.
Kathy Boehm is at 153 (+9), while Mary Chandler Bryan, who is competing as an individual, is at 6 over.
Tournament play concludes today.
Charleston Southern is in second place at the Charleston Shootout after darkness halted play at the Links at Stono Ferry. The Bucs were 11 shots behind leader USC Upstate before stoppage with no teams completing the full 36-hole day. The remainder of the second round and the final round begins today at approximately 8:15 a.m.
Jarrett Swan shot a 73 in the first round and was at 2 under through 12 holes in the second, good for sixth place individually, three shots behind Dustin Dingus of Stetson.
John Duke Hudson led the College of Charleston at even par in the opening round and is tied for eighth place individually. The Cougars are in eighth place as a team at 26 over.
Play was suspended due to darkness with no one completing the full 36 hole day. The remainder of the second round and the final round of play with begin today at approximately 8:15 a.m.