USC Upstate dropped off the lead at the Big South Women’s championship, but not very far.
The Spartans had the first round lead and put some distance between themselves and the rest of the field early in the second round at The Patriot Golf Club near Ninety Six, SC.
When Upstate made the turn things changed and the Spartans who carded a 2-over par team total on the front saw their scores shoot up to 9-over par on the back nine for an 11-over par 299 total.
High Point claimed the team lead carding a 9-over par 297 to lead the Spartans and Campbell by 1-shot going into the final round on Friday morning.
Individually, Upstate has three golfers all tie for fifth place. Beem Pabsimma, Praew Nontarux and Abigayle Hatcher all have a two day total of 149.
The Upstate trio trails the tournament leaders Anna Nordfors from Campbell and High Point’s Danielle Suh by 5 shots.
The final round on Friday will determine the individual conference champion and seed the eight teams for the Match Play championship on Saturday.
The Match Play winner receives the Big South’s official invitation to play in the NCAA Championship.
Big South Women’s Championship scores https://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=23897
Gamecocks stay in second place at the SEC Championship
South Carolina maintained their hold on second place, but lost a little ground to Auburn in the second round of the SEC Women’s Championship at Greystone Golf Club in Birmingham, Al.
USC shot a 290 total to fall behind the Tigers by 3-shots, but stayed 1 shot in front of LSU for second place.
Justine Fournand had shot an even par 72 to tie her freshman teammate Hannah Darling for fifth place.
The final round will determine the SEC individual champion and qualify the top-eight teams for the conference championship Match Play final with the winner receiving the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
With 11 teams ranked in the top-30 nationally it is a good chance the Match Play winner has already earned an invitation to the post season.
SEC Women’s Championship scores https://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=25202
Clemson in sixth at the ACC Women’s Championship
The Tigers improved by 7-shots in their second round at the ACC Championship to move up to sixth place after 36 holes.
The ACC played two rounds on its first day at The Reserve Club of Pawleys Island and now will play the final round of stroke play on Friday.
Florida State and Wake Forest are tied for the team lead at 8-under par. The two teams have a 7-shot lead over Duke, the only other team to finish the first day under par.
At 11-over par Clemson trails both Virginia Tech and Duke for the final spot in the conference Match Play championship which begins on Saturday.
The Tigers were led by Melena Barrientos. The Clemson freshman shot identical even par rounds of 72 to tie for 14th.
Clemson senior Callista Rice is in 17th place at 1-over par and Savannah Grewal is tied for 18th giving the Tigers three golfers in the top-20 .
Phoebe Brinker from Duke shot a 7-under par 65 for the best round of the day and moved into the individual lead by 4-shots over Krista Junkkan from UNC.
ACC Women’s Championship Scores https://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=24899