JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Begonia Sarabia fired a 1-over-par 73 to lead the UNCG women's golf team in Saturday's second round of the 54-hole JMU Eagle Landing Invite. The Spartans began the day in a sixth-place tie finished it in ninth in the 18-team field.
Sarabia was one of four Spartans who improved upon their Friday scores, joining Erica Creed, Lizzie Bundy and Ana Lucia Martinez in that department. UNCG's team score of 305 represented a one-stroke improvement over Friday, but the team lost ground, relatively speaking. Chattanooga (581) owns a 13-stroke lead over East Carolina. The Spartans (611) are two up on the host team, James Madison, and 10 ahead of fellow Southern Conference member Elon.
Sarabia's round was her best since a season-opening 73 in the University of Florida's Lady Gator event last week.
Courtney Taylor, whose opening-round 71 was good for a second-place tie through 18 holes, shot a 77 on Saturday. She's still in the top 10 and seven shots behind the individual leader, Christine Wolf of Chattanooga.
Play concludes Sunday at the par-72, 6,282-yard design at the Eagle Landing Golf Club.
JMU EAGLE LANDING INVITE
Eagle Landing Golf Club (Par-72, 6,282 yards)
1. Chattanooga 296-285—581; 2. East Carolina 304-290—594; 3. Campbell 311-292—603; T4. South Florida 308-296—604; T4. Illinois 309 295 604; T4. Miami 306-298—604; 7. Maryland 305-301—606; 8. Stetson 303-305—608; 9. UNCG 306-305—611; 10. James Madison 309-304—613; 11. Longwood 316-298—614; 12. Kennesaw State 312-303—615; 13. Central Arkansas 312-308—620; 14. Elon 315-306—621; T15. Illinois State 312-310—622; T15. Florida Gulf Coast 305-317—622; 17. Georgetown 317-307—624; 18. Jacksonville 321-314—635.
Top 10: 1. Christine Wolf (Chattanooga) 75-66—141; T2 Briana Carlson (Florida Gulf Coast) 70-76—146; T2. Emma de Groot (Chattanooga) 76-70—146; T2. Amy Otteson (East Carolina) 75-71—146; T2. Colleen Estes (East Carolina) 73-73—146; T6 Hailey Koschmann (Illinois) 77-70—147; T6 Michelle Koh (Campbell) 76-71—147; T6. Alex Buelow (Stetson) 74-73—147; T6. Maria Juliana Loza (Chattanooga) 72-75—147; T10. Maria Ronderos (Miami) 75-73—148; T10. Shena Yang (South Florida) 77-71—148; T10 Hayley Clinning (Kennesaw State) 73-75—148; T10. Courtney Taylor (UNCG) 71-77—148; T10. Jordan Britt * (Chattanooga) 76 72 148; T10. Yushira Budhram (Chattanooga) 73-75—148.
Other UNCG golfers: T16. Begonia Sarabia 76-73—149; T41. Erica Creed 78-76—154; T74. Lizzie Bundy 81-79—160; T74. Ana Lucia Martinez 81-79—160.
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