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Schmelzel's 71 Leads Gamecocks In Round Two of NCAA Fall Preview
Sarah Schmelzel

Oct. 6, 2012

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ATHENS, Ga. -- The South Carolina women's golf team shaved six strokes off its first round score to shoot a 9-over 297 on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Fall Preview at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

The Gamecocks moved one spot up the leaderboard into a tie for 15th with a two-round score of 602 (+26).

"Overall a much better day for the Gamecocks," South Carolina head coach Kalen Harris said. "We came back very well after a rocky start very early in the round. We are bunched with several teams and in position for a decent finish tomorrow."

Freshman Sarah Schmelzel led the way for a second straight day as she fired a career low 1-under 71. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Schmelzel climbed 17 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 15th with a total of 146 (+2).

Schmelzel got off to a rocky start with a bogey on her first hole of the day, the par-4 10th. However, she bounced back with a birdie on No. 11 and made one more birdie and six pars to make the turn at 1-under. Schmelzel played the back nine at even with two birdies, two bogeys and five pars to wrap up the round with a 71.

Sophomore Justine Dreher overcame a 3-over 40 on the front nine with a 1-under 34 on the back side to get into the clubhouse with a round of 74 (+2). Dreher heads into the final day in a tie for 40th with a total of 151 (+7).

Junior Samantha Swinehart posted a 3-over 75, including a 2-under 35 on the front nine, to move into a tie for 55th with a score of 152 (+8).

Junior Suzie Lee and senior Meredith Swanson carded scores of 77 (+5) and 79 (+7), respectively, for the Gamecocks. Lee is in a tie for 66th with a total of 154 (+10), and Swanson is tied for 70th with a score of 155 (+11).

Auburn remained atop the leaderboard after shooting a 5-over 293 on Saturday. The Tigers hold a four-stroke lead with a total of 580 (+4). Defending national champion Alabama is in second with a total of 585 (+9), followed by North Carolina (586), Southern California (592), Texas A&M (595) and Georgia (595).

Auburn's Marta Sanz posted a 3-under 69 to take the individual lead. Sanz has a two-shot lead with a score of 140 (-2).

The Gamecocks will tee off in the third round on Sunday beginning at 8:50 a.m. and will be paired with Virginia and Purdue. Live scoring will be available by clicking here.

T15. Sarah Schmelzel 	75-71=146 (+2)
T40. Justine Dreher 	77-74=151 (+7)
T55. Samantha Swinehart 77-75=152 (+8)
T66. Suzie Lee 		77-77=154 (+10)
T70. Meredith Swanson 	76-79=155 (+11)

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Auburn 287-293=580 (+4) T5. Alabama 296-289=585 (+9) T7. North Carolina 297-289=586 (+10) T3. Southern Cal 295-297=592 (+16) T10. Texas A&M 299-296=595 (+19) T5. Georgia 296-299=595 (+19) T10. Oklahoma 299-297=596 (+20) T14. Tennessee 302-295=597 (+21) T14. Duke 302-295=597 (+21) T3. Denver 295-302=597 (+21) 2. UCLA 294-305=599 (+23) T12. Tulane 300-300=600 (+24) 9. Virginia 298-302=600 (+24) T12. Purdue 300-301=601 (+25) T16. South Carolina 305-297=602 (+26) T7. Vanderbilt 297-305=602 (+26) T16. LSU 305-300=605 (+29) 18. California 306-300=606 (+30)




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