HILTON HEAD, S.C. -- Haylee Harford (-1) fired a second-round 68 to move into a tie for fifth to lead the No. 20 Furman women's golf team (+15) Saturday at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the par 71, 6,160 yard Pete Dye Course of the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Harford, a senior from Leavittsburg, Ohio, carded consecutive birdies on the first two holes and added a birdie on No. 6 to turn at three under, then scored an additional birdie on No. 10. She finished the day five strokes back of Florida State's Frida Kinhult, who added her second straight round of 68 to lead the field for the second consecutive day at 68=68=136.
Sophomore Madison Moosa (+4) shot a 74 with a birdie on No. 3 on Saturday, tying for 27th, and junior Natalie Srinivasan (+6) carded a 76 with a birdie on No. 12 to tie for 39th. Senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+8), who notched back to back birdies on No. 15 and No. 16, moved into a tie for 49th after scoring a 74 on Saturday, and sophomore Caitlin Cotterill (+11) enters Sunday's final round tied for 67th with a 79 in the second round.
No. 19 Florida State (-3) paced the field with a 281 to take an eight-stroke lead into the final round. Third-ranked Duke (+5) is in second place, followed by No. 13 Wake Forest (+6) in third. Tenth-ranked South Carolina (+12) sits in fourth, while the Paladins (+15) are tied for fifth with LSU (+15) after two rounds.
The 54-hole tournament concludes on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. Furman will tee off of No. 1 beginning at 8:50 a.m. and will play in a group with South Carolina and LSU. Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome. Live tournament scoring will also be available via http://www.golfstat.com.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information
T5 Furman 291 292 583 +15
T5 Haylee Harford 73 68 141 -1
T27 Madison Moosa 72 74 146 +4
T39 Natalie Srinivasan 72 76 148 +6
T49 Jacqueline Bendrick 76 74 150 +8
T67 Caitlin Cotterill 74 79 153 +11