ECU'S Lind Tied For Second Heading Into Final Round Action
Feb. 20, 2006
MIAMI, FLA. - The East Carolina women's golf team recorded a second round score of 294 and currently sits in second place heading into final round action Tuesday at the Papa Johns Collegiate. The tournament is being played at the par-72, 6,317-yard at Don Shula's Golf Club in Miami Lakes, Fla.
ECU sophomore Emelie Lind (146) shot and even par-72 during the second round and moved into second place just three strokes off the lead. Heading into the 17th hole, Lind need a pair of pars to finish with a four-under 68, but had to settle for a 72 after she recorded a triple bogey. In first round action on Sunday, she shot a two-over par 74 and was tied for eighth.
Fellow golfers Lene Krog and Heidi Helliesen sit four strokes back tied for ninth with a 36-hole total of 150. Krog moved up nine spots from Sunday after a second round two-over par, while Helliesen moved up 10 spots with a one-over par 73 on Monday. Jessica Hauser (155) dropped one stroke off her Sunday score with a 77 during the second round and senior Jamie Quinn (159) posted a three-over 75 and currently sits in a tie for 47th.
USF's Christina Jones leads the tournament after two rounds with a 143 (72-71), while Virginia's Leah Wigger (73-73=146) and Mississippi State's Amanda Mathis (72-74=146) are tied with Lind in second place.
North Carolina State (597) made a huge move on Monday as they went from tenth place to first after a team score of 287. ECU is second (599), host school Miami (Fla.) is third, followed by Virginia and USF who are tied for fourth.
"I'm real proud of what the team has done up to now," said first-year head coach Kim Lewellen. "We are playing well and sitting a good position to finish first. The girls have put a lot of work in over the last five weeks and it really starting to pay off.
Final round action will begin Tuesday morning starting at 8 a.m.