Kennesaw St. leads A-Sun tournament
Lescudier shoots low-round to lift Owls atop leaderboard
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Kennesaw State took command of the team leaderboard at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championship at the Venetian Bay Golf Club following a Tuesday total of 284 (-4), which set A-Sun records lowest team total and lowest second-round total. The Owls own a two-day team total of 576 -- six strokes ahead of second place.
East Tennessee State's Gabriella Wahl remained out front as the individual leader with a 1-over 73, to maintain a one-shot lead going into the final round. Close behind the Buccaneer freshman are Mercer’s Lacey Fears (141, -3) who fired a 70 on day two and Wahl’s teammate Sian Evans who also recorded a second-round 70. Stetson’s Alexandria Buelow and Kennesaw State’s Ket Preamchuen are tied in fourth place (142, -2) following identical eve- par scores on Tuesday.
Kennesaw State’s Ines Lescudier carded the low-round in day two with a blistering 68, which included six birdies -- four of which came on the opening nine holes. The four-under round moved the freshman from a tie for 25th to start the day into 10th place entering Wednesday’s final round.
The Owls own four of the top-10 spots on the individual leaderboard going into the final round with Lea Charpier (+1; T6th) and Kaew Preamchuen (+1; T6th) joining Ket and Lescudier at the top of the standings.
The Bucs follow Kennesaw State in the chase for the team title with a combined 582 (+6) after shooting 292 on day two, while Mercer owns third place (587; +11) after the Bears set the program’s 18-hole record for the second consecutive day with a 289. The Bears’ Sarah Louie Brown joined Fears with a second-round, 70, which tied the lowest 18-hole round by a Mercer golfer in A-Sun history.
Stetson, the three-time defending champions, dropped one spot to fourth place (588; +12) following a 295 in round two.
Jacksonville and FGCU are knotted up in fifth place (620, +44) after the Dolphins fired a 303 on day two, while the Eagles netted a 308. Lipscomb set the program record for lowest team single-day total with 308 to move into a tie with Belmont for seventh place (629, +53), while USC Upstate shot a 316 for the second consecutive day to trail the Nashville programs.