HANAHAN – Mississippi State fired a 6-under-par 282 Sunday to take a three-shot lead over South Carolina and Clemson after the first round of the Cougar Classic women’s college golf tournament being played at Yeamans Hall Club.

Host College of Charleston is tied for sixth at 289. Furman is tied for 11th at 298. Coastal Carolina opened with a score of 303 while Charleston Southern posted a 329.

N.C. State’s Brittany Marchand and Ally McDonald of Mississippi State are tied for the individual lead with 6-under-par 66s.

South Carolina was led by senior Samantha Swinehart who shot a 3-under 69. Gamecocks freshman Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek, playing in her first college tournament, shot even-par 72.

Clemson, which is fielding a women’s golf team for the first time, was led by freshman Sloan Shanahan who shot 69.

Freshman Laura Fuenfstueck of Frankfurt, Germany led the College of Charleston with a 1-under 71.

The 54-hole tournament continues through Tuesday. Today’s tee times run from 8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. while a 9 a.m. shotgun start is planned for Tuesday’s final round.

Team Standings

Mississippi State, 282; South Carolina, 285; Clemson, 285; N.C. State, 287; Wake Forest, 287; College of Charleston, 289; Baylor, 289; Florida, 291; Auburn, 295; LSU, 295; Furman, 298; Wisconsin, 298; Penn State, 299; Tennessee, 299; Maryland, 299; Missouri, 302; Coastal Carolina, 303; Mississippi, 305; UNC Greensboro, 314; Charleston Southern, 329.


Brittany Marchand, N.C. State, 66; Ally McDonald, Mississippi State, 66; Marissa Dodd, Wake Forest, 68; Mary Gallagher, Mississippi State, 69; Hadas Libman, Baylor, 69; Natalia Perez, Baylor, 69; Sloan Shanahan, Clemson, 69; Samantha Swinehart, South Carolina, 69; Maria Torres, Florida, 70; Elizabeth Doty, Wake Forest, 71; *-Justine Dreher, South Carolina, 71; *-Vici Dreschler, College of Charleston, 71; Laura Fuenfstueck, College of Charleston, 71; Mary Fran Hillow, South Carolina, 71; Ali Lucas, LSU, 71; Lauren Salazar, Clemson, 71; Victoria Trapani, Auburn, 71; Juliet Vongphoumy, Maryland, 71; Mary Chandler Bryan, College of Charleston, 72; Katelyn Dambaugh, South Carolina, 72; Taylor Gohn, Missouri, 72; Augusta James, N.C. State, 72; Taylor Totland, Furman, 72; Morgan Webber, College of Charleston, 72.

*-competing as individual rather than as team member