Sophomore Nicoline Engstroem Skaug
April 22, 2014
GULF SHORES, Ala. - East Carolina carded its second-straight round of 296 (8-over par) and currently sits in sixth place just four shots out of third at the 2014 Conference USA Women's Golf Championships.
Defending champion No. 34 Tulane extended its lead to six strokes after second round action at the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club. The Green Wave carded a 3-over 291 for a 36-hole total score of 572.
UTSA sits in second with a score of 578 (286-292), while Old Dominion (297-291) is 10 strokes back UTSA in third with a two-day total of 588. Rounding out the top five are Florida International (295-295=590) and Middle Tennessee (294-297=591).
East Carolina duo of Nicoline Engstroem Skaug and Fanny Wolte are tied for 10th at 2-over (146) with 18 hole lest to play. Frida Gustafsson Spang sits in 26th at 150 (7-over), while Lane Gakeler (161) is tied for 27th and Katie Kirk (154) is tied for 38th.
Fabiola Arriaga of UTSA tops the individual leaderboard with a 7-under 137 and holds a three-shot advantage over Tulane's Gemma Dryburgh, who carded an even-round par 72 on Tuesday. Dryburgh's teammate Emily Penttilla is in third (141) four shots behind Arriaga, while Old Dominion's Rachel Walker (142) and FIU's Camila Serrano (144) round out the top five.
Competition concludes tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with split tees. Florida Atlantic and UTEP start on hole 10 at 8:30 a.m. Play on hole one begins at 8:50 a.m. with East Carolina, FIU and Middle Tennessee. Marshall and North Texas will go off from 10 at 9:20 a.m., while Southern Miss, Tulsa and UAB open the back nine at 10:10 a.m. The top three teams, Tulane, UTSA and Old Dominions, tee off on hole one at 9:40 a.m.