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Lady Paladins lead the Clemson Invitational

Reona Hirai has the lead after two rounds of the Clemson Invitational. (file photo)

Furman followed up a record tying first round, with a record setting second round at the Clemson Invitational.

Furman shot a 277 team total on Friday and set a new low round record for the program with a 15-under par 273 total on Saturday at The Reserve at Lake Keowee.

The Lady Paladins have a two round total of 550 and is 26-under par.

Furman was not the only team to set a new school record. The host Tigers finished the second round with a 276 total to set a team record and stand in second place nine shots behind the Lady Paladins.

Reona Hirai, who was in second place after the first round, shot a 4-under par 68 to take over the individual lead. The Furman senior is 9-under par going into the final round.

Hirai and her four teammates all finished in the top-15. Alice Chen carded the best round of the day with a 5-under par 67 to move up to third place at 7-under par for the tournament.

All five Furman golfers shot in the 60s. Natalie Srinivasan is tied for 7th place after shooting  her second straight 3-under par 69. Jacqueline Bendrick also posted a 69 to be in a tie for 10th place while Haylee Harford also finished the day at 3-under par to be tied for 15th.

Clemson’s Sydney Legacy shot her second straight 4-under par 68 to stand in second place. (file photo)

Clemson’s Sydney Legacy matched her first round score of 4-under par 68 to finish the first two rounds at 8-under par and is alone in second place. The Tiger’s senior became the first Clemson golfer to card scores of 68 or better in the first two rounds of an event.

Also helping the Tigers to a record setting day was Alice Hewson. The All-ACC golfer shot a 3-under par 69 to be in ninth place and Ana Paula Valdes shot a 4-under par 68 to move up 36 places.

The final round begins with a shotgun start at 8 AM Sunday. Live scoring is available at http://www.golfstat.com.

 

 

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