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Rhéaume leads Furman with a second round 69
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 10/12/2019
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Furman's Sarah-Eve Rhéaume
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.   Sophomore Sarah-Eve Rhéaume (-2) fired a second-round 69 Saturday to lead the 30th-ranked Furman women’s golf team (-3) at the 44th Annual Ruth’s Chris Tar Hell Invitational at the par 72 6,379 yard UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

A native of Lac-Delage, Canada, Rhéaume eagled the par-5 No. 5 and turned at one-under.  She nailed three-straight birdies from No. 13 through No. 16 to conclude the round at three-under par.  Rhéaume is tied for 18th and sits five strokes back of the three individuals who are tied for the lead at seven-under.  

Junior Carly Burkhardt (-1) carded a 71 with birdies on No. 1 and No. 7 and is tied for 23rd after two rounds, while freshman Caroline Wrigley (E) shot an even 72 with a birdie on No. 13 to tie for 30th.  Rookie Anna Morgan (+1) posted a team-high four birdies after scoring three-consecutive birdies from No. 12 through No. 14, to shoot even par at 72 and tie for 38th, and junior Caitlin Cotterill added a 79 with birdies on No. 2 and No. 6 on Saturday, finishing the day in 76th place.

No. 38 Kentucky (-15) holds a one-stroke lead over second-ranked Wake Forest (-14) heading into Sunday’s final round.  No. 19 Michigan State and 16th-ranked Alabama (-13) are tied for third, while No. 12 Duke (-11) completes the top five.  No. 40 North Carolina (-7) sits in sixth, and three teams are tied for seventh:  Furman (-3), eighth-ranked South Carolina (-3), and Ohio State. 

The 54-hole tournament will conclude with a shotgun start Sunday at 9:15 a.m.  Furman will tee off on holes No. 6 through No. 9 and will play in a group with South Carolina and Ohio State.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Results and live tournament scoring are available via www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.golfstat.com.

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