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Gamecocks In A Tie For Eighth At Bryan National Collegiate
<b>Junior Samantha Swinehart

 
Junior Samantha Swinehart

March 30, 2013

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The South Carolina women's golf team posted a 301 (+13) on Saturday in the second round of the Bryan National Collegiate on the Champions Course at Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center.

The Gamecocks are in a tie for eighth place with ninth-ranked North Carolina and North Carolina State with a total of 597 (+21) heading into Sunday's final round. Carolina remains in the mix for a top-five finish as it is just two strokes behind fourth-place Georgia (595) and Auburn (595).

Freshman Sarah Schmelzel continued her solid play to lead the Gamecocks for a second straight day. She carded a 1-over 73 and is in a tie for fifth with a total of 144 (E). Schmelzel will enter the final round four strokes back of tournament leader Brittany Altomare (Virginia), who has a total of 140 (-4).

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Schmelzel recorded four birdies, three bogeys, a double bogey and 10 pars as she attempts to earn the first top-five finish of her career. Her best finish so far this season was a tie for 20th showing at the NCAA Fall Preview.

Junior Samantha Swinehart, who is playing as an individual, is in contention for a top-20 finish as she carded a 75 on Saturday and is tied for 18th with a total of 147 (+3). She finished the afternoon with three birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey on the scorecard.

Junior Suzie Lee and sophomore Justine Dreher are in a tie for 37th with a total of 150 (+6). Lee turned in a 77 (+5) on Saturday, and Dreher carded a 78 (+6). Freshmen Chelsey Couch and Mary Fran Hillow are in a tie for 61st and 82nd, respectively. Couch shot a 75 (+3) to take her total to 155 (+11), while Hillow recorded a 76 (+4) and has a total of 160 (+16).

Virginia holds the 36-hole lead with a total of 574 (-2). Arkansas is in second with a total of 583 (+7), followed by Vanderbilt (586), Georgia (595) and Auburn (595).

Final-round play will begin on Sunday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Gamecocks will be paired with Michigan State and Duke. Live scoring will be available here.

SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS
T5. Sarah Schmelzel (5) 	71-73=144 (E)
T37. Suzie Lee (2) 		73-77=150 (+6)
T37. Justine Dreher (3) 	72-78=150 (+6)
T61. Chelsey Couch (4) 		80-75=155 (+11)
T82. Mary Fran Hillow (1) 	84-76=160 (+16)
*T18. Samantha Swinehart	72-75=147 (+3)
*Playing as an individual

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Virginia 281-293=574 (-2) 2. Arkansas 294-289=583 (+7) 3. Vanderbilt 286-300=586 (+10) T4. Georgia 300-295=595 (+19) T4. Auburn 298-297=595 (+19) T6. Wake Forest 297-299=596 (+20) T6. Florida 304-292=596 (+20) T8. NC State 300-297=597 (+21) T8. North Carolina 294-303=597 (+21) T8. South Carolina 296-301=597 (+21) 11. Michigan State 298-302=600 (+24) 12. Duke 297-307=604 (+28) T13. Florida State 307-302=609 (+33) T13. Louisville 304-305=609 (+33) 15. Tennessee 306-304=610 (+34) 16. UNC Wilmington 311-310=621 (+45) 17. UNCG 316-306=622 (+46)

 

 

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