As a consideration of pandemic concerns the usual 3-day schedule for many conferences has been adjusted to play a 36-hole first day and an 18 hole final day.
The compressed tournament schedule for teams does not allow much time to enjoy a good day or recover from a bad day.
Three area conferences have completed the rugged first two rounds and now are set for the final round on Tuesday.
Furman’s Rheaume leads SoCon Women’s championship
Sarah-Eve Rheaume is the only golfer under par at the SoCon Women’s championship being played at Kiawah Island.
The Lady Paladin junior shot an opening round of 2-under par 70 and followed it up with an even better 4-under par 68 on the Oak Point course.
Rheaume now has a 6-shot lead going into the final round.
Bailey Dunstan from Samford stands at even par one shot in front of Rheaume’s teammate Madison Moosa and Julie Goodson from East Tennessee.
Furman is the defending champion and has some work to do to catch the leader in the final round.
ETSU has a 3-shot lead over Samford with the Lady Paladins in third place 4-shots behind the Bucs. Furman doesn’t have much breathing room with Mercer just 1-shot behind in 4th place.
SoCon scores from GolfStat. http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=22636
East Tennessee running away with SoCon Men’s championship
ETSU has a commanding lead after the first two rounds of the SoCon Men’s Championship being played at Reynolds Plantation.
The Bucs hold an 11-shot advantage over Western Carolina with Furman in third place and Wofford fourth after 36 holes.
The reason for ETSU’s big lead is the play of Archie Davies and Trevor Hulbert. The two hold the top-two spots on the individual leader board and are a combined 14-under par.
Davies has the lead at 9-under par after shooting rounds of 69 and 66.
Teammate Hulbert is at 5-under par and tied with Western Carolina’s Louis Theys and Pierre Viallaneix for second place.
Furman’s Keller Harper shot identical rounds of 2-under par 70 and is at 4-under par and in 5th place.
SoCon Men’s scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22631
Two Hunters lead the Big South Men’s championship
Radford’s Hunter Duncan has a 4-shot lead over USC Upstate’s Hunter Fry going into the final round of the Big South Championship being played at The Patriot in Ninety Six, SC.
Duncan shot a second round 7-under par 64 to take the lead away from four golfers and finish the day 4-shots in front of Fry.
The Upstate senior is tied with Ryan Tattan from Winthrop in second place 4-shots behind the leader.
Campbell and Radford are locked in a tight battle for the team stroke play title. The Camels have a 1-shot lead over Radford with Charleston Southern in third and Gardner-Webb fourth.
Big South scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=22167
North Greenville’s Duncan leads Conference Carolinas mens championship
Austin Duncan shot rounds of 66 and 70 for a 136 total to hold a slim 1-shot lead over Alberto Dominguez from Erskine.
Duncan’s teammate Evans Lewis is tied with Kris Jackson from Barton for third place going into the final round at the Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, NC.
The play of the two Crusader golfers has North Greenville in second place, 4-shots behind Mount Olive for the team lead.
Conference Carolinas scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=player&tid=22505