Women’s Golf Improves 17 Strokes In Day Two Of Kiawah Island Classic
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG women’s golf team improved 17 strokes from round one to round two Monday as the Spartans moved up to 31st place at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic Monday. The three-day, 54-hole event features a 43-team field that will play on two different courses throughout the event.
The Spartans played the first round on the Osprey Point Golf Course and the second round on the Oak Point Golf Course. The Spartans tee off in third and final round on the Osprey Point Golf Course Tuesday. Live scoring is available at www.golfstatresults.com.
The Spartans posted a 306 score in round two and has a 36-hole total of +53 629, improving 17 strokes from Sunday’s 323 score. UNCG trails South Alabama and Indiana State for 29th place by two strokes. Coastal Carolina holds the day two lead with an 8-over par 584 (289-295), leading second-place ETSU by seven strokes. Laura Fuenfstueck of host College of Charleston has the individual lead at 6-under par 138 (70-68).
Junior Lexi Kershaw (Winston-Salem, N.C./Catawba) posted the Spartans best round of the day for the second straight day, this time carding an even-par 72 Monday. She sits in a tie for 36th place overall, moving up 59 places on day two with a 6-over par 150 (78-72). She tallied 12 par scores, three birdies and three bogeys on the even round.
“I played really solid today and hit a lot of good shots,” Kershaw said. “I did good to keep grinding to the last hole. I think we all did a lot of good that we can use to finish up well tomorrow.”
Sophomore Natalia Asensio (Madrid, Spain/Cardenal Spinola) is second on the team in a tie for 117th place overall at 14-over par 158. Asensio opened the week with a 9-over par 81 before improving four strokes to card a 5-over par 77, posting 12 par scores on the round.
“The work we have been doing at practice showed today through the consistency in my overall game,” Asensio said. “ I am excited to see what the team can do as a group tomorrow.”
Freshman Louisa Tichy (Germering, Germany/Max-Born Gymnasium) also notched a 5-over par 77 in round two to improve her two-day total to a 18-over par 162 (85-77). Tichy recorded 11 pars and a birdie on hole No. 4 to move up to 165th place overall.
“I played consistent today and am proud of how I bounced back from yesterday’s round,” Tichy said. “Coach Allyse was a big help and helped me to turn around my game in round two.”
Freshmen Kendall Dobbins (Summerfield, N.C./Northern Guilford) sits in a tie for 165th place overall with an 18-over par 162. She has posted two rounds of 82-80, including a pair of birdies Monday. Senior Kristin Powers (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) rounded out the lineup with a 177th place showing at 19-over par 163 (82-81). Senior Emily Kurey (Alpharetta, Ga./Louisville) owns a 40-over par 184 (93-91) playing as an individual.
Joining the Spartans in the field includes Bethune-Cookman, Boston University, Bucknell, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Delaware, East Tennessee State, Elon, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgia Southern, High Point, Hampton, Hofstra, Indiana State, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, James Madison, Lipscomb, Longwood, Loyola Chicago, Marshall, Murray State, North Florida, UNC Asheville, Omaha, Oral Roberts, Presbyterian, Richmond, Samford, SCAD, South Alabama, Southern Miss, St. John’s, Stetson, Tennessee Tech, Towson, USC Upstate, William & Mary and Wofford