Gamecocks in First Place After Two Rounds of Florida State Match-Up

Three Gamecocks card even-par 72 in second round

TALLAHASSEE, FL Feb. 15, 2014The South Carolina women’s golf team shot a 5-over 293 on Saturday at the SouthWood Golf Club to finish in first place after two rounds of the Florida State Match-Up hosted by Florida State University. The Gamecocks currently have a two-round score of 586 (+10).

South Carolina Gamecocks women's golf

South Carolina has a 3-stroke lead over second place Clemson. The Tigers shot a second-round 292 and currently have a total score of 589 (+13). Florida State finished the day in third place with a score of 592 (+16).

Sophomore Sarah Schmelzel, junior Justine Dreher and senior Samantha Swinehart all carded an even-par 72 in Saturday’s second round. Schmezel finished the day in a tie for second place with a total score of 142 (-2). Dreher climbed 19 spots on the individual leaderboard as she is currently in a tie for eighth place with a total score of 148 (+4). Swinehart also made a significant move up the leaderboard, finishing the day with a total score of 149 (+5) and is in a tie for tenth place.

Senior Suzie Lee is currently in a tie for 19th place after carding a 5-over 77, giving her a two-round score of 150 (+6).

Freshman Katelyn Dambaugh is currently in a tie for 28th place after carding a second-round 6-over 78 for a total socre of 152 (+8).

Competing in the tournament as an individual, Jia Xin Yang shot a 6-over 150, giving the freshman a total score of 150 (+6) and putting her in a tie for 19th place.

Matilda Castren of Florida State is currently at the top of the individual leaderboard after shooting a second-round 4-under 68 giving her a total score 136 (-8). In a tie for second place are Schmelzel and Clemson’s Ashlan Ramsey with two-round scores of 142 (-2).

Third round play is scheduled to begin Sunday with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available here


South Carolina Results

Sarah Schmelzel                     70-72=142 (-2)

Justine Dreher                        76-72=148 (+4)

Samantha Swinehart                77-72=149 (+5)

Suzie Lee                              73-77=150 (+6)

Katelyn Dambaugh                  74-78=152 (+8)

Jia Xin Yang                           72-78=150 (+6)

Team Standings

1. South Carolina                         293-293=586 (+10)

2. Clemson                             297-292=589 (+13)

3. Florida State                       294-298=592 (+16)

4. Virginia                              298-296=594 (+18)

5. Texas A&M                          293-307=600 (+24)

6. Mercer                                298-303=601 (+25)

7. Mississippi State                   305-298=603 (+27)

8. Furman                              302-302=604  (+28)

9. Kansas State                       315-304=619 (+43)

T10. Kansas                            309-311=620 (+44)

T10. Florida Gulf Coast              310-310=620 (+44)