Western Carolina Women's Golf Moves into Seventh at Southern Conference Championship

CATAMOUNTSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Desiree Karlsson leads the Catamounts at the 2008 SoCon Women's Golf Championships.
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Sophomore Desiree Karlsson leads the Catamounts at the 2008 SoCon Women's Golf Championships.
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April 21, 2008

Hollywood, S.C. - Western Carolina advanced one position on Monday, moving into sole possession of seventh place at the 2008 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship from the par 72, 6,022-yard The Links at Stono Ferry. Sophomore Desiree Karlsson trimmed five strokes off her opening-day score to shoot two-over, 74, to be in the clubhouse tied for 12th-place overall.

The final round is set for Tuesday with the first group teeing off at 8:00 am. Fans can follow all of the live scoring results by logging onto www.golfstatresults.com.

First-round leader, Furman, stretched its opening day lead with a team 304 to lead second place, UNC Greensboro, by six strokes, 598-to-604. The Lady Paladins have four scorers inside the individual top 14 overall. Elon is third with a two-day total of 616, followed by Chattanooga (618) and the College of Charleston (620) to round out the top five.

Jaclyn Hilea of Furman took over as the individual leader, shooting a one-under 71 on Monday for a two-day total of even-par, 144. She leads Elon's Danielle Mills by two strokes, with Stefanie Kenoyer of Furman, who led after the first 18 holes, tied with UNCG's Ashley Mylton for third place at four-over, 148.

Standing at one-under after a birdie on her first hole of the day, Karlsson recovered from a triple-bogey on the par 4 fourth hole with an eagle on the ninth hole to make the turn at even par on Monday. The Ljunghusen, Sweden, native went bogey, birdie and double-bogey on holes No. 14-16 on the back nine to finish at two-over.

Freshman Katja Dammann shot 79 on Monday to stand in the clubhouse at 159, tied for 23rd, while sophomore Elin Mickelsson rallied from an opening day 15-over to shoot 81 to record 168 through 36 holes, tied for 33rd with countryman, freshman Josefine Sundh (80-88-168). Rounding out Western's scorers was sophomore Tiffany Schisler who posted consecutive rounds of 85 to land in a tie for 35th at 170.

 

 

The final round will be contested on Tuesday with the first golfers teeing off at 8:00 am. Fans can follow all of the action from both championship events live by visiting www.golfstatresults.com. Full recaps of the event will be posted online at www.SoConSports.com, as well as www.CatamountSports.com.

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