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Kenoyer Shoots Second Round 78 At NCAA East Regional

Stefanie Kenoyer
Stefanie Kenoyer

Daytona Beach, Fla. -- Paladins senior Stefanie Kenoyer shot a second round 78 on Friday afternoon and slipped to a share of 38th place after 36 holes in the NCAA Women's Golf East Regional at the LPGA International's par-72 Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Lighthouse Point, Fla., native opened her round with back-to-back pars before settling for a double bogey at the par-three, No. 12 and a bogey at No. 13.  After her only birdie of the day on the next hole, she played the final 13 holes at four-over to finish with a six-over 78.

Kenoyer (+5) trails tournament leader Stephanie Meadow (-6) of Alabama by 11 strokes, but is just five strokes out of ninth place with 18 holes to play.

"I struggled and couldn't really get my momentum going but I know I can put a good round together tomorrow," said Kenoyer, who is making her fourth straight NCAA Regional appearance.

Final round action is scheduled for Saturday morning with Kenoyer set to tee-off from the No. 1 tee at 8:55 a.m.  The top eight teams in the 24-team field and top two individuals not on a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Championship May 18-21, at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

Kenoyer, a native of Lighthouse Point, Fla., led Furman with a 75.6 stroke average over 23 rounds during the 2010-11 season.  She garnered one top-five and two top-10 finishes while helping the Paladins to a No. 62 national ranking according to GolfStat.com.

A 2008 and 2009 SoCon individual medalist, Kenoyer captured SoCon Player of the Year honors in both 2009 and 2010.  She is a three-time National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team member and received Furman's annual Student-Athlete Achievement Award last month.

Furman fans can follow Kenoyer's quest to earn a berth in the NCAA Championships through live scoring of the 2011 NCAA East Regional at www.FurmanPaladins.com and www.GolfStatResults.com.