April 10, 2012

Camels still lead after 36 holes of Big South women's golf championship

NINETY SIX, S.C. -- Big South player of the year Kaylin Yost stands two strokes off the individual lead while Campbell holds a one-stroke edge on the team leader board following Tuesday's second round of the Big South Conference women's golf championship at The Patriot Golf Club.

A sophomore from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Yost (73-72--145) fired an even-par 72 on Tuesday at the par-72, 6009-yard Patriot layout.  She had four birdies on the day, including one on the par-five 18th hole.

After a double bogey 6 at number one, Yost played the final 17 holes two-under par and sits two strokes behind Brittany Henderson of Coastal Carolina (75-68--143) heading into Wednesday's final round.  Henderson played the back 9 holes at four-under en route to her league championship record-tying round of 68 that included six birdies.

Campbell senior Michelle Koh (71-76--147) -- the first round leader -- birdied the par-three 17th hole and is in third place, one shot in front of Coastal Carolina's Frida Castillo (76-72--148).

Jennifer Dilger of Winthrop (77-73--150) and Paige Reese of Radford (76-74--150) are tied for fifth.

Big South freshman of the year Lisbeth Brooks birdied the 18th hole to move into a tie for 9th place (78-75--153).  Junior Teresa Urquizu, who stood second after an opening round 72, dropped to a tie for 20th (72-84--156) at plus-12.  CU frosh Brooke Bellomy is tied for 29th (82-77--159).

Through 36 holes, Yost is tied for first place in the 50-player field in par-4 scoring (+2), while ranking in a tie for second with Koh in birdies (7).  Yost is also tied for 3rd in par-5 scoring (-3).

Koh leads the field at minus-5 on the par-5 holes.  Brooks is tied for the tournament lead with 26 pars.

Campbell (294-300--594) owns a one-stroke edge over defending champion Coastal Carolina (298-297--595) entering the final 18 holes.  Gardner-Webb (307-304--611) is third, eight strokes in front of Winthrop (313-306--619) in the 10-school field.

The Camels are seeking their 11th conference title in the last 21 seasons and first in the Big South since winning back-to-back crowns in 1993 and 1994.  CU claimed 8 women's golf championships in 17 years as a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference from 1995-2011.

Big South Conference Women's Golf Championship
Ninety Six, S.C. / The Patriot GC
Apr. 9-11, 2012 / Par 72, 6009 Yards

Second Round Team Results: 1. Campbell 294-300--594, 2. Coastal Carolina 298-297--595, 3. Gardner-Webb 307-304--611, 4. Winthrop 313-306--619, 5. Radford 310-314--624, 6. Presbyterian 318-307--625, 7. Charleston Southern 321-309--630, T8. Bucknell 320-311--631, T8. High Point 314-317--631, 10. Holy Cross 395-382--777.

Second Round Individual Leaders: 1. Brittany Henderson (Coastal Carolina) 75-68--143, 2. Kaylin Yost (Campbell) 73-72--145, 3. Michelle Koh (Campbell) 71-76--147, 4. Frida Castillo (Coastal Carolina) 76-72--148, T5. Jennifer Dilger (Winthrop) 77-73--150, T5. Paige Reese (Radford) 76-74--150.

Other Campbell Individuals: T9. Lisbeth Brooks 78-75--153, T20. Teresa Urquizu 72-84--156, T29. Brooke Bellomy 82-77--159.