Sept. 13, 2009
Charleston, S.C. --
Furman junior Jackie Hilea’s hole-in-one on the par-3 No. 16 highlighted the opening day of the 2009-10 season as the Furman women’s golf team grabbed a share of second place after two rounds at the Duramed Cougar Classic at the par-72 Yeamans Hall Golf Club in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday.
Hilea (71-70=141), who holds a share of fifth place after the first 36 holes, found the cup with a five iron on the 165-yard par-3 on her way to an opening round 71. She followed with six birdies in the second round to notch a two-under 70.
Fellow junior Stefanie Kenoyer fired a first round 69 and followed with a two-under 70 to move into third place at five-under par after two rounds. The Lighthouse Point, Fla., native and two-time Southern Conference individual medalist bogeyed just two of the tournament’s first 36 holes while recording seven birdies on the day.
Freshman Laura Wearn of Charlotte, N.C., posted rounds of 72 and 75 to begin her first collegiate tournament while sophomores Liz Wendt and Brie Heinzler came on strong in round two with scores of 71 and 73, respectively.
Georgia (280-283=563) holds a 12-stroke lead over Furman and Florida State and 15-stroke advantage on fourth place North Carolina after 36 holes. Lacey Agnew (71-65=136) of Florida State holds a two-stroke lead over second place Marta Silva Zamora (67-71=138) of Georgia and three-stroke lead on Kenoyer with 18 left to play. The 18-team Cougar Classic field includes nine 2009 NCAA Tournament teams and four teams that finished last season ranked in the top 25.
Final round action in the 54-hole event is set for Monday morning. Hole-by-hole updates will be available at http://www.golfstatresults.com.
T2 Furman 291 284 575
3 Stefanie Kenoyer 69 70 139
T5 Jackie Hilea 71 70 141
T25 Laura Wearn 72 75 147
T52 Liz Wendt 80 71 151
T59 Brie Heinzler 79 73 152