Gamecocks 23rd Through Two Rounds at NCAA Championship
May 22, 2013
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)