February 26, 2012

Campbell in 3rd place after 18 holes of Kiawah Island Classic

KIAWAH, ISLAND, S.C. -- With two players among the top 20 individuals, Campbell University sits in 3rd place after Sunday's first round of the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic intercollegiate women's golf tournament.

Led by Teresa Urquizu's three-over 75, Campbell shot an 18-over-par 318 on the par-72, 6001-yard Cougar Point layout and sits three strokes behind Elon (303) heading into Monday's second round of the 54-hole event.  Augusta State (286) leads the 33-school event that is played over two courses, including par-72, 5901-yard Oak Point.

A junior from San Sebastian, Spain, Urquizu is tied for 14th place, while sophomore Kaylin Yost of Pembroke Pines, Fla. is tied for 19th at four-over 76.  Freshman Lisbeth Brooks from Waunakee, Wisc., is tied for 29th (77) place.  Senior Michelle Koh and sophomore Maria Jose Benavides both shot 78 on Sunday and are tied for 42nd in the 179-player field.

Augusta State teammates Natalie Willie (69) and Casey Kennedy (70) top the leaderboard, while fellow Jaguar Christine Duschek-Hansen is locked in a 4-way tie for third at even-par 72 with Fanny Cnops (UNCG), Kristen Hill (Akron) and Alheli Moreno (Oral Roberts).

Live scoring of the event is available on-line at Golfstat.com.

Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic
(OP) Oak Point GC / Par 72, 5901 yards
(CP) Cougar Point GC / Par 72, 6001 yards
Feb. 26-28, 2012 / Kiawah Island, S.C.

First Round Team Results: 1. Augusta State 286 (CP), 2. Elon 303 (CP), 3. Campbell 306 (CP), T4. UNC Greensboro 307 (CP), T4. Jacksonville State 307 (CP), T6. Chattanooga 309 (CP), T6. Arkansas-Little Rock 309 (CP), T8. Longwood 310 (CP), T8. Arkansas State 310 (CP), T10. Middle Tennessee 313 (CP), T10. College of Charleston 310 (CP), T12. Daytona State 314 (OP), T12. Akron 314 (CP), T14. Old Dominion 315 (OP), T14. Morehead State 315 (CP), T14. Mercer 315 (CP), T17. Western Carolina 317 (CP), T17. Richmond 317 (OP), T17. Newberry 317 (CP), 20. Oral Roberts (CP) 318, T21. Charleston Southern 322 (OP), T21. St. John's 322 (OP), T21. Bucknell 322 (OP), 24. Georgetown 324 (OP), T25. Marshall 325 (OP), T25. Presbyterian 325 (OP), 27. Illinois State 326 (CP), 28. Radford 327 (OP), 29. Winthrop 329 (OP), T30. High Point 331 (OP), T30. William & Mary 331 (OP), 32. IUPUI 336 (OP), 33. The Citadel 346 (OP).

First Round Individual Leaders: 1. Natalie Willie (Augusta State) 69, 2. Casey Kennedy (Augusta State) 70, T3. Christine Duschek-Hansen (Augusta State) 72, T3. Fanny Cnops (UNCG) 72, T3. Kristen Hill (Akron) 72, T3. Alheli Moreno (Oral Roberts) 72.

Campbell Individuals: T14. Teresa Urquizu 75, T19. Kaylin Yost 76, T29. Lisbeth Brooks 77, T42. Michelle Koh 78, T42. Maria Jose Benavides 78. *T144. Alexandra Prazak 85, *T161. Brooke Bellomy 87.
*playing as individual, score does not count in team total.