ECU In Second After 36 Holes At Briar's Creek

UABSPORTS.COM Sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang
Sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang

March 24, 2014

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Johns Island, S.C. - East Carolina posted a 36-hole score of 600 (24-over par) and currently sits in second place just four-strokes behind tournament leader No. 35 GRU Augusta at the Briar's Creek Invitational.

The Pirates shot a tournament-low score of 294 during first round action carrying a five-shot lead over Texas Tech into the second round. Leading the way ECU on the day was sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang, who carded rounds of 72 and 73 for a 36-hole score of 145, and is currently in a three-way tie with Clemson's Lauen Salazar and Maryland's Alexandria Papell.

Spang's classmate Nicoline Engstroem Skaug (74-77) is tied for 24th with a score of 151, while senior Fanny Wolte (72-81) and junior Katie Kirk are two strokes back of Skaug in a tie for 32nd. Rounding out the Pirates roster is sophomore Lane Gakeler who is tied for 62nd with a score of 162 (83-79).

GRU Augusta (300-296=596) holds a four-stroke lead over ECU, followed by No. 11 Clemson (303-298=601), Texas Tech (299-303=602), No. 44 East Tennessee State (300-303=603) and Penn State (309-294=603).

Final round action will begin Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. (ET) with a shotgun start The Golf Club at Briar's Creek.