KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Through two days of the 2019 Kiawah Island Spring Classic, UNC Greensboro women’s golf (294-307) is currently in a three-way tie for 13th place place after the Spartans on Monday recorded a 19-over 307 in the second round.
Additionally, the Spartans are one of only eight teams that have four golfers in the top 100 of a tournament that features 254 players.
UNCG will look to jump back into the top 10 of the 49-team tournament in Tuesday’s third and final round. Live coverage of the third round can be found on Golfstat.com.
“We struggled a little more today with our mental game,” said Head Coach Janell Howland. “We are still working on how to improve that with every round we play. Tomorrow when we get to go back to the course we have a good feeling about it, and I’m excited to see them get a little better.”
Senior Lexi Kershaw (73-77) currently leads the Spartans as she’s tied for 53rd place after collecting a five-over 77 on Monday. The senior’s day was highlighted with a birdie on Hole 12.
Sophomores Keri Kenkel (75-76), Tara Bettle (76-75) and junior Kendall Dobbins (72-79) are among 15 golfers tied for 70th place at seven-over through 36 holes.
Kenkel finished Tuesday’s round at four-over 76, with three birdies in the round.
“I’m proud of the team for fighting it out today when we didn’t have our best game,” Kenkel said. “I wasn’t playing my best today, but I made it work and saved a good round. We’re ready for tomorrow to make a good comeback and finish strong.”
Bettle, meanwhile, recorded a three-over 75 as she too carded three birdies in a round that helped her climb 20 spots up the leaderboard.
“I played a pretty solid round today with three birdies that definitely helped my score,” Bettle said. “I have been working on my swing lately and my game feels good, it just doesn’t show in my score yet. We had a good start in the tournament as a team, but struggled a little bit out there today. So I hope we can get our focus back for tomorrow and go up the leaderboard.”
As for Dobbins, she totaled a seven-over 79 in the second round after finishing the first round at even-par 72.
Sophomore Sara Rydman (74-79) is one of 15 golfers currently tied for 101st place after she was seven-over in the second round as well.
UNCGSpartans.com will provide a recap of the tomorrow’s third round.
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