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Hilea Leads Furman On Opening Day Of UCF Challenge

Hilea Leads Furman On Opening Day Of UCF Challenge

March 1, 2010

Sorrento, Fla. -- Jackie Hilea recorded rounds of 74 and 72 on Monday to hold 11th place and help the Furman women’s golf team to a share of seventh place after 36 holes at the UCF Challenge at the par-72 Redtail Golf Club.

Hilea (74-72=146), a junior from Kaneohe, Hawaii, birdied four holes during her second round on Monday afternoon to climb into a tie for 11th following a two-over-par opening round in the morning. Fellow junior Stefanie Kenoyer (72-75=147) fired an even-par first round and a second round 75 to grab a share of 14th place.

Sophomore Liz Wendt (83-74=157) and freshman Alexa Rancourt (77-75=152) continued the Paladins’ strong play in the afternoon with rounds of 74 and 75, respectively.

Furman trails tournament leader Georgia State (292-299=591) by just nine strokes and is only two strokes behind a three-way tie for second place involving Texas A&M, UCF and Baylor. Oklahoma, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, Furman, Indiana and SMU round out the top 10 in the 17-team field.

Final round action at the 54-hole UCF Challenge is set for Tuesday morning.

Full results, statistics and live scoring for the tournament are available at

T7 Furman 304 296 600

T11 Jackie Hilea 74 72 146

T14 Stefanie Kenoyer 72 75 147

T31 Alexa Rancourt 77 75 152

T54 Liz Wendt 83 74 157

T82 Brie Heinzler 81 84 165