GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The local entries competing in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf East Regional find themselves in 22nd and 23rd place following Friday's second round at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. The College of Charleston fired a 310 (607), to fall to 22nd while Charleston Southern remained at 23rd with a 30-over 318 (633).
Duke moved into the lead with a team 10-under-par round 278 (568 total), just ahead of Tennessee (570). The final round begins today at 1:25 p.m.
The Cougars are nine strokes out of 15th, led by Vanessa Koechli, who shot a 77 (149). Leigh Whittaker and Katharina Boehm are tied for 67th with a 151. Ainhoa Nogales shot 79 for a 156 and Anna Martin has a two-day total of 168.
Big South medalist CSU was led by senior Katrin Rumpf, who shot 78 Friday for a two-day total of 154. Olivia Jordan-Higgins fired 76 for a 155. Amanda D'Ostroph (159), Madison Jeter (165) and Katelyn Bensch (166) all posted second-day scores of 82.
The University of South Carolina (291-574) is in fourth place heading into the final round.
The top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championship finals May 18-21 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.