College Golf

USC and Clemson in position to advance to NCAA Finals

With one round to go in NCAA Regional competition both South Carolina and Clemson are in position to advance to the NCAA Championship at Grayhawk in Arizona,

Furman has more work to do to catch up with the top four teams in the Stillwater Regional.

The top-four teams and leading individual, not on one of the advancing teams in each of the six Regionals, earn a trip to the NCAA Finals at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona starting on May20th.

Gamecocks are on the bubble in Talahassee

USC entered the Tallahassee Regional as the top seed and the third ranked team in the country.

After the first two rounds the Gamecocks are in fourth place at 19-over par. USC trails FSU, UCLA and Mississippi State.

South Carolina currently is in the last position to advance to the NCAA finals holding a 7-shot lead over Miami for the last qualifying position.

Louis Rydqvist is tied for seventh and Hannah Darling is tied for ninth individually

Talahassee Regional Scores

Tigers in third place at Stillwater Regional

Clemson freshman Melena Barrientos is in sixth place after two rounds at the Stillwater Regional. (GolfClub Photo)

Clemson lost a position in the NCAA Stillwater Regional after shooting a second round 12-over par 300.

Baylor shot the best round of the tournament posting a 3-under par 285 and now hold a 13-shot lead over Arizona State.

The Tigers dropped from second to third place behind the 17th ranked Bears.

While the Tigers lost a spot they are within 3-shots of second place and hold a narrow 1-shot lead over the host team from Oklahoma State.

Savannah Grewal carded a 73 and is one shot in front of Barrientos in fifth place going into the final round .

Clemson freshman Melena Barrientos posted a 1-under par 71 to lead the Tigers and move up to sixth place individually at 1-over par for the first two rounds.

The battle for qualifying spots number two to number four likely will be decided among Arizona State at 14-over, Clemson at 17-over, Oklahoma State at 18-over and Michigan State at 19-over par.

The Tigers will be able to see their competition close-up in the final round as Clemson will be paired with Baylor and Arizona State.

Stillwater Regional scores

Furman now seventh at the Stillwater Regional

Furman’s Sophia Burnett leads all Furman golfers with a two-round total of four-over-par at the Stillwater Regional. (GolfClub Photo)

The Lady Paladins shaved eight-shots off their first round score, but still lost a position as Furman tries to move up into the top-four at the Stillwater Regional.

Furman stands at 32-over par and currently is 14-shots behind the last automatic qualifier to advance to the National Championship.

Sophia Burnett is currently the top individual Furman golfer at 4-over par in a tie for 13th place.

Southern Conference Player of the Year Anna Morgan shot a second round 3-over par 75 and slipped back into a tie for 18th place at 5-over par.

While the Lady Paladins as a team may have a very big hill to climb in order to advance to the finals, Burnett currently is third among golfers whose teams may not advance from the Regional.

The top individual, from a non-advancing team, will get the opportunity to compete in the finals.

Tulane’s Carla Bernat and Campbell’s Anna Nordfors are tied for ninth place at 3-over par, one shot ahead of Burnett going into the final round.

Stillwater Regional scores

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