Oct. 23, 2011
Kiawah Island, S.C. - Following the completion of the second round at the Palmetto Intercollegiate on Monday, Western Carolina stood 10th in the 18-team field with the final 18 holes to commence mid-morning at the par-72, 5,907-yard Oak Point Golf Club.
WCU followed its opening round of 307 by carding a team 302, advancing one spot in the standings after being tied for 11th after the opening 18 holes.
Teams were scheduled to play 36 holes on Sunday, but darkness forced the suspension of the round with teams lacking 2-to-3 holes from completion.
First-round leader UNCG carried its lead through the second round and into today's final round of competition ahead of second place Campbell. Spartan freshman Fanny Cnops led through two rounds with an opening-round of 70 and an even-par round of 72.
Senior Blair Minter led the Catamounts through the opening two rounds with a one-over, 73, and three-over, 75, slipping from a tie for ninth overall into a tie for 15th-place entering the final round. Minter was even par with four holes to play after a birdie on the par-5 fourth, but a double-bogey and a bogey on her next two holes relegated her to three-over for the second round.
Catamount freshman Sofie Kvarnstrom rallied from a tie for 48th after an opening round six-over, 78, to shoot even-par 72 on the second 18 holes to advance into a tie for 23rd. Kvarnstrom was back-and-forth through her opening round, making the turn at four-over before thrice birdying to move to three-over before closing with two of her final three holes above par to shoot six-over, 78. An eagle on the par-5 fourth hole moved Kvarnstrom to one-under for the second round with a bogey on the
Kvarnstrom carded seven birdies and an Eagle against seven bogies and three double-bogies through her first two rounds.
Rounding out WCU's scorers through the first two rounds were freshman Maria Kjelldorff in a tie for 46th (156) with rounds of 80 and 76, senior Rachel Nelson in a tie for 57th (158) with rounds of 76 and 82 and junior Michelle Bello in a tie for 62nd (159) with rounds of 80 and 79.
Playing as an individual, Christina Amoriello
posted rounds of 90 and 89 over the opening two rounds.
A complete recap of the 54-hole tournament will be made available on Monday evening following completion of the tournament.