Emma de Groot is tied for 10th after 36 holes.
HILTON HEAD, S.C.---With 36 holes in the book, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women’s golf team is in second-place following a 313 at the Southern Conference Women’s Golf Championship at Moss Creek Golf Club. The Lady Mocs two-day mark of 632 trails Furman at 611.
The Paladins shot the low round of the day with a 308. Chattanooga is five shots ahead of third-place College of Charleston at 637.
Furman’s Stefanie Kenoyer is the individual leader at five-over par 149 after a 73 (+1) on the day. Chattanooga’s Maria Salinas is tied for second at 151 (76-75) with Furman’s Jackie Hilea, the first round leader.
The Lady Mocs made the turn at nine-over par to move up closer to the lead. Chattanooga moved into a tie with Elon for third at 40-over par just one shot behind second-place Samford at plus-39.
Salinas’ 75 tied Emma de Groot for the team’s low round on Monday. The three-over par total moved de Groot into a tie for 10th at 157 (+13). The Mocs also counted an 81 (+9) from Maria Juliana Loza and 82 by Christine Wolf while discarding Moa Duf’s 85.
Wolf is in 22nd place at 163. Loza is one shot back in a tie for 20th with a 164, while Duf is tied for 26th another shot back at 165.
The Lady Mocs are set to tee off in the final pairing on Tuesday with Furman and College of Charleston. Duf will lead the team off of No. 1 at 8:40 a.m.
>de Groot was a par machine as she opened with 14 straight pars before finishing bogey-bogey-par-bogey.
>Salinas leads the event in par 3 scoring with an even par score (3.00) on those holes. She is second to Elon’s Danielle Mills on par fours at three-over par to Mills’ two over.
>The Lady Mocs recorded six birdies on the day led by Salinas with three. Loza, Wolf and Duf each had one with Loza’s and Wolf’s coming on par 3s and Duf’s on a par 4.
>The average score for the tournament went up from 81.96 strokes yesterday to 82.56 today. Chattanooga averaged 80.4 yesterday and 79.6 today.