Gamecocks 23rd Through Two Rounds at NCAA Championship
<b>Senior Meredith Swanson

 
Senior Meredith Swanson

May 22, 2013

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ATHENS, Ga. -- The South Carolina women's golf team shot a 17-over 305 on Wednesday in the second round of the NCAA Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

The Gamecocks wrapped up the round in 23rd place with a two-day total of 609 (+33).

Senior Meredith Swanson delivered the low score for the Gamecocks on Wednesday as she carded a solid 2-over 74. Swanson finished the round in a tie for 100th with a total of 153 (+9). After beginning her round with a bogey on the first, she reeled off four straight pars before making another bogey on the sixth on her way to shooting 37 (+2) on the front nine. She only had one more blemish on her scorecard, a bogey on the 13th, and played her final five holes at 1-under to get into the clubhouse with a 74.

Freshman Mary Fran Hillow shaved one stroke off her opening-round score as she turned in a 4-over 76 to finish the round in a tie for 100th with a total of 153 (+9). Hillow recorded six bogeys on her first 12 holes but finished strong with a pair of birdies down the stretch, including one on the par-5 18th to end the day.

Sophomore Justine Dreher is in a tie for 103rd with a total of 154 (+10) after shooting a 5-over 77 for the second straight day. Junior Suzie Lee and freshman Sarah Schmelzel carded rounds of 78 (+6) and 80 (+8), respectively. Lee is tied for 89th with a total of 152 (+8), while Schmelzel is in a tie for 110th with a total of 156 (+12).

Southern California built a sizeable lead with a round of 12-under 276. The Trojans have a total of 560 (-16) and hold a 12-shot lead over defending national champion Alabama (572). Duke (575), UCLA (576), Purdue (578) and Stanford (578) round out the top five. Alabama's Stephanie Meadow holds the individual lead with a total of 136 (-8).

The Gamecocks are slated to tee off in the third round at 7:30 and will be paired with Oklahoma State and Wisconsin.

SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS
T89. Suzie Lee (1)		74-78=152 (+8)
T100. Meredith Swanson (2)	79-74=153 (+9)
T100. Mary Fran Hillow (5)	77-76=153 (+9)
T103. Justine Dreher (4)	77-77=154 (+10)
T110. Sarah Schmelzel (3)	76-80=156 (+12)

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Southern California -16 2. Alabama -4 3. Duke -1 4. UCLA E T5. Purdue +2 T5. Stanford +2 7. Arizona State +4 8. Oklahoma +6 9. Tulane +8 T10. San Jose State +12 T10. Vanderbilt +12 12. Arkansas +13 T13. Michigan State +14 T13. Northwestern +14 T15. Texas +18 T15. Arizona +18 T17. UC Davis +20 T17. Oregon +20 19. Florida +21 20. Auburn +23 21. Miss. State +26 22. Oklahoma State +27 23. South Carolina +33 24. Wisconsin +34