Owls Set A-Sun Championship Records; Garner Team Lead

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Kennesaw State took command of the team leaderboard at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Golf Championship at the Venetian Bay Golf Club following a Tuesday total of 284 (-4), which set A-Sun records lowest-ever team total and lowest second-round total. The Owls own a two-day team total of 576 – six strokes ahead of second place.

ETSU’s Gabriella Wahl remained out-front as the individual leader with a one-over-par, 73, to maintain a one-shot lead going into the final round. Close behind the Buccaneer freshman are Mercer’s Lacey Fears (141, -3) who fired a 70 on day two and Wahl’s teammate Sian Evans who also recorded a second-round 70. Stetson’s Alexandria Buelow and Kennesaw State’s Ket Preamchuen are tied in fourth place (142, -2) following identical even par scores on Tuesday.

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Kennesaw State’s Ines Lescudier carded the low round in day two with a blistering 68, which included six birdies – four of which came on the opening nine holes. The four-under-par round moved the freshman from a tie for 25th to start the day into 10th place entering Wednesday’s final round.

The Owls own four of the top-10 spot on the individual leaderboard going into the final round with Lea Charpier (+1; T6th) and Kaew Preamchuen (+1; T6th) joining Ket and Lescudier at the top of the standings.

The Bucs follow Kennesaw State in the chase for the team title with a combined 582 (+6) after shooting 292 on day two, while Mercer owns third place (587; +11) after the Bears set the program’s 18-hole record for the second-straight day with a 289. The Bears’ Sarah Louie Brown joined Fears with a second-round, 70, which tied the lowest 18-hole round by a Mercer student-athlete in A-Sun history.

Stetson, the three-time defending champions, dropped one spot to fourth place (588; +12) following a 295 in round two.

Jacksonville and FGCU are knotted up in fifth place (620, +44) after the Dolphins fired a 303 on day two, while the Eagles netted a 308. Lipscomb set the program record for lowest team single-day total with 308 to move into a tie with Belmont for seventh place (629, +53), while USC Upstate shot a 316 for the second-straight day to trail the Nashville programs.

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