HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – Courtney Taylor shot a 4-over-par 76 on Monday to lead the UNCG women's golf team's efforts in the second round of the Southern Conference Championship. The Spartans stand third in the 10-team field with 18 holes to play at the Moss Creek Golf Club.
UNCG entered the tournament ranked 123rd nationally by golfstat.com. In this tournament, the Spartans currently lead three SoCon teams with higher national ratings: No. 62 Furman; No. 72 Western Carolina; and No. 122 Elon.
The Spartan program has been in top half of the SoCon tournament in 12 of its 13 appearances, six of which have produced runner-up finishes. UNCG and Furman are the only programs to place in the top half in each of the past five years.
Chattanooga (608 through 36 holes) owns a comfortable lead over the College of Charleston (625) and UNCG (630). Paced by Emma de Groot's 1-over-par 145, three Lady Mocs are among the top 10 individuals.
SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Moss Creek Golf Club (Par-72, 6,005 yards)
Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Team scores: 1. Chattanooga 303-305—608; 2. College of Charleston 313-312—625; 3. UNCG 311-319—630; 4. Furman 320-311—631; 5. Western Carolina 323-311—634; 6. Elon 320-319—640; 7. Samford 323-325—648; 8. Appalachian State 331-319—650; 9. Wofford College 332-326—658; 10. Citadel 346-351—697.
Top 10: 1. Emma de Groot (Chattanooga) 74-71—145; T2. Alexa Rancourt (Furman) 78-74—152; T2. Jordan Britt (Chattanooga) 77-75—152; T4. Rumbidzai Masamvu (Appalachian State) 75-78—153; T4. Leigh Whittaker (College of Charleston) 78-75—153; T6. Alex Rankin (Wofford) 79-75—154; T6. Virginia Mayer (Elon) 83-71—154; T8. Martyna Mierzwa (Elon) 75-80—155; T8. Christine Wolf (Chattanooga) 75-80—155; T8. Ainhoa Nogales (College of Charleston) 77-78—155.
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