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Furman’s Wearn Shoots First Round 73 At Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

Laura Wearn
Laura Wearn

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Furman's Laura Wearn carded an opening round 73 to grab a share of eighth place as the Paladins posted a 313 to hold 13th place on Friday in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the par-71, 6,211-yard Long Cove Club.

The senior from Charlotte, N.C., opened her round with birdies on her first and third holes, but suffered a double bogey on her final hole, No. 9, to finish at two-over par.  Wearn trailed first round leader Emma Lavy (-3) of Arkansas by five strokes through 18 holes.

Furman's Valentina Romero opened the tournament with a 79 and fellow freshman Stephanie Carlozzi tallied a nine-over 80 in round one.

The University of Arkansas (+9) grabbed a two-stroke lead over North Carolina and LSU with a 293 in a 15-team field at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate that includes 13 of the top-50 teams in the nation.

Second round play is scheduled for Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with final round action set for Sunday morning.

 

13 Furman 313

T8 Laura Wearn 73

T52 Valentina Romero 79

T57 Stephanie Carlozzi 80

T63 Alexa Rancourt 81

T74 Aubrie Street 84