Sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang
Feb. 10, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. - The East Carolina women's golf team fired a second round 1-over par 289 moving up three spots at the UCF Challenge Monday afternoon. The three-day, 54-hole event is being held at the par-72, 6,349-yard Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
ECU had four of its five golfers post rounds of 2-over or better and was led by sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang, who posted a 2-under par 70. Spang, who started on the 14th hole, birdied her first three holes before posting pars on the 17th and the 18th making the turn at 3-under. She took a step back with a bogey on No. 1 then reeled off seven-straight pars before another bogey at No. 9. Spang (75-70=145) closed out her final four holes at 1-under moving into a tie for 23rd.
Spang's classmate Nicoline Engstroem Skaug (75-73=148) moved up 15 spots after her 1-over round of 73. On the day she recorded 16 pars, one birdie (No. 4) and a double-bogey (No. 12).
Senior Fanny Wolte (78-72=150) shot an even round 72 carding 14 pars, two birdies (No. 2, No. 13) and two bogeys (No. 4, No. 14) moving up five spots and is tied for 68th. Rounding out the Pirates roster are juniors Emily Eng (73-77=150) and Katie Kirk (78-74=152), who are tied for 68th and 80th with 18 holes remaining.
UCF's Fanny Cnops (67-70=137) continued her stellar play with a round of 2-under and holds a one shot lead over teammate Ashley Holder (70-68=138). GRU Augusta's Casey Kenney (68-71=139) is two shots back from the leader after her 1-under 71. Sitting in a three-way tie in fourth, three shots back of Cnops, are ETSU's Sian Evans (73-67), Miami's Leticia Ras-Anderica (70-70) and SMU's Jenny Haglund (72-68) at 140.
Host institution UCF (567) still leads the team portion of the event at 9-under followed by Miami (569), Iowa State (573), ETSU (574) and GRU Augusta (579).
Final round action is scheduled to begin with a shotgun start Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. with East Carolina teeing off from holes 11-13. Pirate fans can follow all the action live at www.GolfStat.com.