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Both USC and USC Upstate are second in conference tournaments.

Gamecock Pauline Roussin-Bouchard is ranked as the top women’s college golfer and she leads the SEC Tournament going into the final round. (SECTwitter photo)

A pair of women’s college conference championships are underway and teams that have USC on their golf bags are doing pretty well.

South Carolina is the top ranked team in the GolfStat national women’s college golf rankings.

After the first two rounds of stroke play, USC is in second place trailing LSU by 5-shots at the SEC Championship.

The tournament is being played at Graystone Country Club in Birmingham.

The Gamecock’s cousins from Spartanburg are also in second place in their conference tournament.

USC Upstate has a little more ground to make up if they hope to catch the tournament leaders from Campbell at the Big South championship being played at The Patriot in Ninety Six, SC.

Upstate trails the Camels by 13-shots going into the final round.

While each USC team is in second place, each USC team has one of their golfers holding the individual lead after 36 holes in each tournament.

At the SEC championship Gamecock Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, GolfStat’s top ranked player, has a 2-shot lead over four golfers. Roussin-Bouchard shot identical rounds of 5-under par 67 to stand at 10-under par going into the final round.

Individually the Gamecocks Mathilde Claisse and Ana Pelaez are tied for sixth place at 7-under par.

USC Upstate’s Beem Pabsimma has a 1-shot lead going into the final round at The Patriot in Ninety Six, SC. (USC Upstate Twitter photo)

At the Big South tournament, USC Upstate’s Beem Pabsimma has a 1-shot lead over Campbell’s Anna Nordfors.

Pabsimma also carded identical rounds of 3-under par 69 to lead the Big South field at 6-under par.

After completion of the stroke play portion of the SEC tournament. The top 8-teams will be bracketed and compete in a match play championship for the SEC team title.

SEC Scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=21786

Big South Scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22171

Wake Forest and Duke lead ACC Women’s Tournament

Wake Forest has a 2- shot lead over Duke after the first two rounds of the ACC championship being played at historic Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.

The Blue Devils led the opening round, but the Deacons shot the best round of the tournament posting a 277 total in the second round to take over the top spot.

Clemson had been in third place after the first round trailing Duke by 8-shots. Playing 36 holes on the first day, the Tigers did not play as well in the second round.

The Clemson team finished the second round 11-shots over their first round score to drop back to 7th place going into the final round.

Individually Gina Kim from Duke has the lead by a shot over Beatrice Wallin from FSU.

The top Tiger in the tournament is Savannah Grewal. The Clemson sophomore had been tied for fourth after the opening round, but finished her second round at 4-over par to fall into a tie for 18th.

The top-4 teams after the final round of stroke play will begin match play competition on Saturday. The ACC team championship match will be played on Sunday.

ACC Tournament scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22384

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