UNCG maintains lead at SoCon Women's Golf Championship

UNCGSpartans.com 04-15-2012
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. – UNCG maintained its four-stroke lead at the Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship on Monday, with three players now in the top five of the individual standings. Ana Lucia Martinez's stellar second round moved her up the leaderboard to finish the day in fourth place.

UNCG is now four strokes ahead of Chattanooga after carding a score of 310 Monday. The Spartans, who had a four-stroke lead over Elon after Sunday's opening round, boast a two-day total of 616 with 18 holes left to play.

Martinez shot a 2-over 74 Monday to climb five spots in the individual standings with a two-day total of 152. Fanny Cnops finished 6-over par on the day with a round of 78, putting her at 153 (75-78), which ties her for fifth place with teammate Begona Sarabia and College of Charleston's Leigh Whittaker.

Sarabia, who had a share of the lead after Sunday's first round, followed her strong opening round with another solid day Monday, finishing with a 79 and a cumulative score of 153 (74-79).

Both Berglind Bjornsdottir and Courtney Taylor also moved up in the standings after the second round of play.  Bjornsdottir shot a 79, which ties her for 14th place with a 158 (79-79) and Courtney Taylor recorded an 83 for a total of 167 (84-83), tying her for 37th.

In the individual standings, Chattanooga's Jordan Britt has jumped out to a three-stroke lead following a one-under par 71 in the second round.  Britt is 4-over par for the tournament with a 148, three strokes ahead of teammate Maria Juliana Loza and Furman's Alexa Rancourt. Martinez is one shot back of that duo.

The final round from the Moss Creek Golf Club's North Course will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m.

1. UNCG    306-310=616
2. Chattanooga    317-303=620
3. College of Charleston    314-317=631
4. Furman    311-322=633
5. Samford    317-319=636
6. Western Carolina    315-322=637
T6. Elon    310-327=637
8. Appalachian State    329-309=638
9. Wofford    319-331=650
10. The Citadel    351-346=697

UNCG individuals
4. Ana Lucia Martinez    78-74=152
T5. Fanny Cnops    75-78=153
T5. Begona Sarabia    74-79=153
T14. Berglind Bjornsdottir    79-79=158
T37. Courtney Taylor    84-83=167

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