Strong second round lifts UNCG to eighth after two rounds at Pinehurst
PINEHURST, N.C. - UNC Greensboro carded a 299 in the afternoon round to sit in eighth place after 36 holes at the Pinehurst Challenge women's golf tournament hosted by College of Charleston on Pinehurst No. 6.
The Spartans were 10th after the morning round, shooting 306 in the first 18 holes. They bounced back to shoot a 299 in the second round to slide up to eighth place in the 18-team field entering Tuesday's final round.
Florida State is in control atop the team standings, sitting at 577 and holding an 18-shot lead over Campbell and Maryland. North Carolina State and James Madison are tied for fourth at 598, followed by Minnesota and East Tennessee State tied for sixth at 599, then UNCG at 605.
Sofia Aidemark is UNCG's top individual golfer, sitting in 20th place after rounds of 76 and 74. Annelie Weimenhog had the team's best round of the day, bouncing back from a tough morning round to card a 73 in the afternoon round.
Maryland's Christine Shimel leads the individual standings, sitting at five-under par 139. Charleston Southern's Olivia Higgins and Florida State's Lacey Agnew are tied for second at 142.
Tuesday's final round will be a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m.
TEAM SCORING: Florida State 577, Campbell 595, Maryland 595, North Carolina State 598, James Madison 598, Minnesota 599, East Tennessee State 599, UNCG 605, Coastal Carolina 606, Western Carolina 612, College of Charleston 614, Illinois 615, East Carolina 615, Princeton 623, Charleston Southern 630, Richmond 632, Wofford 632, SMU 647.
Top 10: 1. Christine Shimel (Maryland) 71-68=139; T-2. Olivia Higgins (Charleston Southern) 71-71=142; T-2. Lacey Agnew (Florida State) 72-70=142; T-4. Sinead O'Sullivan (East Tennessee State) 72-72=144; T-4. Sarah Bejgrowicz (Campbell) 71-73=144; T-4. Macarena Silva (Florida State) 67-77=144; T-7. Valentina SanMiguel (James Madison) 73-73=146; T-7. Hannah Thompson 74-72=146; 9. Jessica Alexander (Coastal Carolina) 74-73=147; T-10. Meghan Chapman (NC State) 72-76=148; T-10. Josefine Sundh (Western Carolina) 75-73=148; T-10. Nicole Sakamoto (James Madison) 74-74=148; T-10. Maria Salinas (Florida State) 74-74=148; T-10. Malin Jansson (Western Carolina) 74-74=148.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-20. Sofia Aidemark 76-74=150; T-25. Erica Creed 76-75=151; T-31. Ana Martinez 75-77=152; T-53. Courtney Taylor 79-77=156; T-57. Annelie Weimenhog 84-73=157.
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