Melbourne, Fla. – Furman recorded rounds of 301 and 318 to hold 14th place at 43-over par after two rounds on Monday in the Knight & Pirates Invitational at the par-72 Suntree Country Club's Classic Course in Melbourne, Fla.
Junior Alexa Rancourt (+8), who paced the Paladins on Monday with a share of 33rd place, posted an opening round 73 before shooting a seven-over 79 during the afternoon. Laura Wearn (+9) used rounds of 74 and 79 to move into 40th place at nine-over par.
No. 29 Texas Tech (+5) holds a four-stroke lead over co-host UCF (+9) after two rounds while Wisconsin (+15), Chattanooga (+20) and Michigan (+21) rounded out the top five in the 15-team field after 36 holes.
Deborah DeVilla (-5) of Texas Tech opened tournament play with rounds of 69 and 70 to hold a three-stroke advantage over the field entering the final round of the 54-hole event.
Final round play is slated to begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
Full results and statistics from the first day's action is available at www.golfstatresults.com.
14 Furman 301 318 619
T33 Alexa Rancourt 73 79 152
T40 Laura Wearn 74 79 153
T57 Daffodil Sanchez 76 81 157
T57 Liz Wendt 78 79 157
T79 Inga Gunnarsdottir 81 86 167
"One Spirit. One Team. One Furman."