Oct. 17, 2009
Knoxville, Tenn. -- Junior Jackie Hilea posted an even-par 72 to help the Furman women’s golf team to a second round 306 on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Championship at the par-72 Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.
Hilea (83-72=155), a native of Kaneohe, Hawaii, notched two birdies to bounce back from a first round 83 and climb 40 spots in the individual standings with the Paladins’ low round of the day. Stefanie Kenoyer (74-75=149) dropped into a tie for 21st place with a three-over 75 while freshman Alexa Rancourt (77-77=154) carded her second straight round of five-over 77.
The 18th-ranked Tennessee Lady Vols (283-291=574) continued to lead the field with a three-over 291 on Saturday. The Lady Vols lead second place Louisville by eight strokes with third place South Carolina 19 strokes off of the pace. Furman (310-306=616) maintained 15th place at 40-over par. The Paladins are just seven strokes out of the top 10.
Louisville’s Sara-Maude Juneau (72-69=141) moved into first place with a three-under 69 while her teammate Laura Anderson and Tennessee’s Nathalie Mansson are tied for second at two-under.
The Mercedes-Benz field includes 13 teams ranked in the top 50, including nine of the top 25 teams in the country. The field also includes 27 of the top 100 ranked individuals in the nation.
Full second round results and statistics are available at www.golfstat.com.
The final round of the 54-hole tournament is slated for Sunday morning. Furman, playing with Kentucky and Ohio State, will tee-off of No. 10 beginning at 10:39 a.m.
15 Furman 310 306 616
T21 Stefanie Kenoyer 74 75 149
T47 Alexa Rancourt 77 77 154
T54 Jackie Hilea 83 72 155
T78 Liz Wendt 77 82 159
T93 Laura Wearn 82 83 165