True freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang
Oct. 1, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - East Carolina freshman Frida Gustafsson Spang carded a 36-hole 6-under par 136, which included an opening round 5-under 66, and currently leads the UNCG Starmount Forest Tournament by four strokes heading into final round action Tuesday morning.
The Kinna, Sweden native, who is playing in just her second collegiate tournament, turned in the second-lowest 18-hole performance in school history recording six birdies and an eagle on the par-5, 470-yard 18th for a 66 (33-33). During second round action, she added four more birdies for a 1-under 70 (35-35). Former All-Conference USA performer Amy Otteson (2008-12) owns the low 18-hole record with a 65 at the 2010 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.
Pirate sophomore Emily Eng is tied for 23rd after the first day with a score of 149 (75-74), while junior Fanny Wolte (78-73=151) is tied for 27th and sophomore Katie Kirk (77-76=153) is tied for 32nd. Redshirt junior Faith Hardison had to withdraw from the event with a wrist injury. True freshman Lane Gakeler, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 85th in her first collegiate tournament with a 36-hole score of 181 (90-91).
In the tournament portion of the two-day event, No. 20 East Carolina (589/ 21-over) sits in third place, 19 strokes behind East Tennessee State (570/ 2-over) and 11 shots behind Maryland (589/ 10-over). Rounding out the top five are James Madison (592/ 24-over) and No. 17 Campbell (598/ 30-over).
Final round action will begin Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. (ET) and Pirate fans can follow all the action online at Golfstat.com.