HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- Ainhoa Nogales fired a 1-under par 71 to move to second after the second round, as the College of Charleston held off a strong comeback by Chattanooga on Monday to hold on to the team lead after 36 holes of the Southern Conference women's golf championship.

The Mocs fired a 297 in the second round to cut their deficit from six to two strokes behind the Cougars, who shot a 301 to finish the day with a 601. Chattanooga is second with a 603. UNC Greensboro slipped to third with a 610.

Appalachian State's Yue Xu leads the tournament with a 141. Nogales is four strokes back with a 145. Tied for fifth is the Cougars' Katharina Boehm with a 149.

--Led by Kelvin Day's 3-under 69, Charleston Southern is tied for fourth after one round at the Big South Conference men's golf championship in Ninety Six. The Buccaneers shot a team round of 298 (+10) at the Patriot Club course, 12 back of first-place Coastal Carolina.

Day sits four shots behind leader Matt Sizemore of Presbyterian. Earlier, Day, a senior, was named to the five-player Big South regular season all-conference team. Day leads the Big South with a 72.81 stroke average.

--Harrison Moore shot a 2-under-par 70 to jump from a 21st-place tie to a share of ninth after the second round and lead the College of Charleston to a tie for fifth after 36 holes of the SoCon men's golf championship at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence.

Furman continues to lead with a 559.

The Cougars shot a 290 in the second round to total a 587 and sit tied for fifth with Western Carolina. Furman's Austin Reeves and Garland Ferrell are both tied for individual medalist honors at 137.


The College of Charleston sailing team finished in the top five in 16 of 26 races, winning six of them, to claim the Emily Wick/Sloop Shrew intersectional over the weekend in New London, Conn. The Cougars posted 126 points, 21 ahead of second-place Dartmouth.

In A division, Allison Blecher and Alyssa Aitken led the Cougars to third with 76 points, while Shannon Heausler and Rebecca Bestoso led the B division to first with 50 points.


South Carolina's longtime softball coach announced her retirement. Joyce Compton said in a news release that she will end her 24-year career after this season.

She has compiled a 951-479-3 record with the Gamecocks and is one of just nine coaches to earn that many victories at one NCAA Division I school. Compton is USC's winningest coach, followed by former baseball coach June Raines with 763 victories.

--Terri Mesko pitched a complete game and Katie Forbes went 2 for 3 with an RBI as the College of Charleston (19-19, 7-7) earned a 5-4 home victory over Appalachian State (22-19, 7-10) in the finale of a SoCon softball series on Sunday.