College of Charleston second at Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate
PALM DESERT, Calif. – Senior Katharina Boehm carded a 4-under 68 second round to lead the College of Charleston women’s golf team as it opened play in the Cowgirl Desert Intercollegiate with 36 holes on Saturday at the Classic Club.
The Cougars opened the tournament with an 11-over 299 and came back with an 8-over 296 and are 19-over for the tournament. They only trail Fresno State, who posted rounds of 291 and 289 and are 4-over for the tournament.
Boehm’s 68 second round is a career best and, combined with her 1-over 73 first round, puts her at 3-under for the tournament and in second place.
Fellow senior Vanessa Koechli also had a productive day as she posted rounds of 75 and 72 and is 3-over for the tournament and tied for fifth place.
The Cougars will begin play in the final round tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Furman seventh, Wearm leads at Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Furman’s Laura Wearn (-6) fired a 4-under par 68 to grab a three-shot lead and help the Paladins climb into seventh place after round-two action on Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,447-yard Holston Hills Country Club.
The senior, who started her round at No. 10, used three birdies to post a 3-under 33 on the back nine before carding a pair of birdies on the front nine en route to the low round of the weekend. The Charlotte, N.C., native finished with five birdies, 12 pars and just one bogey on the day to fashion a three-stroke lead over the University of Tennessee’s Erica Popson (-3) entering Sunday’s final round.
Furman (+19) climbed from 10th to seventh place with a 7-over 295 on Saturday, the Paladins’ lowest round of the season. Freshman Stephanie Carlozzi (+2) joined Wearn at par or better with an even-par 72 to climb into a tie for 11th place, while senior Alexa Rancourt (+10) recovered from an opening-round 79 to notch a three-over 75.
Penn State (+4) holds a one-stroke lead over second-place Tennessee and four-stroke lead on third-place Purdue through 36 holes. The 16-team Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate field includes six of the top 31 teams in the country and 13 golfers ranked among the nation’s top 100.
Furman will tee off from No. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday in final-round play.
Chattanooga in 13th at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Junior Jordan Britt carded an even-par 72 Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate. Britt toured Holston Hills Country Club with two birdies and 14 pars during the second round.
Britt is tied for 21st at 4-over par 148. She is just three shots out of the top 10. There are seven ladies tied for 11th at 2-over and three more at plus-3.
Chattanooga is 13th in the event at 618 after Saturday’s 307. UTC is eight shots behind Miami in 12th at 610 and four clear of James Madison (622) in 14th.
Marion Duvernay shot 74 (+2) for a 7-over par total of 151, three behind Britt. Emily McLennan is two behind Duvernay at 153, shooting 75 (+3) Saturday with a team-best four birdies.
Penn State holds a slim one-stroke lead over Tennessee, 580 to 581. Purdue moved up two spots to third at 584. Furman’s Laura Wearn is the individual leader at 6-under par 138. Erica Popson of Tennessee is three back at 141 (-3).
Sunday’s final round begins at 9:50 a.m. for the Mocs. Campbell leads off No. 10 with UTC paired with James Madison and Memphis. Loza (10:00), McLennan (10:10), Duvernay (10:20) and Britt (10:30) follow. Kryger also starts on 10, just a little earlier in the second group of the round at 9:10 a.m.