Lady Bucs currently sixth at SoCon Golf Championships
Barton
Barton

Saturday, April 24, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. (April 24, 2004) -- The Furman women's golf team holds a 14-shot lead after 36 holes of play at the 2004 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championships, being played at the par-71, 6,162-yard Starmount Forest Country Club.

The East Tennessee State Lady Bucs are currently in sixth place with a team score of 645, 30 strokes behind Furman (615). Sophomore Ashley Barton (Seffner, Fla.) leads the way for the ETSU, currently tied for 12th at 12 strokes back of the individual leaders.

Furman teammates Sarah Johnston and Jenny Suh are tied atop the individual leaderboard with a two-day total of 146 (+4). Suh fired the lowest round of the day at two-over-par 73 while Johnston used consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes to card a four-over-par 75.

Ashley Hovda from Western Carolina and Theresa Paik of Furman are tied for third at 150. UNC Greensboro's Polly Willett and Sammy Sue Wilson of Elon hold a share of fifth at 154.

The Lady Paladins, who are after their tenth SoCon crown, recorded a second round 308 for a 36 hole total of 605. Western Carolina is second at 619, followed by Elon, competing in their first ever SoCon tournament, in third place at 635. The host school, UNC Greensboro is fourth at 637. College of Charleston is fifth at 640, followed by ETSU (645) in sixth, and Appalachian State (680) in seventh. The Citadel (691) and Wofford (693) round out the field.

The final round will begin on Sunday at 8:15 a.m. Live stats can be found at SoConSports.com, along with complete tournament standings and the announcement of the 2004 Southern Conference All-Conference teams, freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Player of the Year following Sunday?s final round.

Southern Conference Champion.
Starmount Forest C.C.
Greensboro, NC
Dates: 04/23 - 04/25
Par: 71; Yardage: 6162

Team Results
1 Furman University 297 308 605
2 Western Carolina U. 304 315 619
3 Elon University 320 315 635
4 N. Car.- Greensboro 315 322 637
5 Charleston, Coll. of 319 321 640
6 East Tennessee St. 320 325 645
7 Appalachian State U. 340 340 680
8 Citadel, The 341 350 691
9 Wofford College 346 347 693

Individual Results
1 Sarah Johnston
Jenny Suh
Furman
Furman
71
73
75=146
73=146
3 Ashley Hovda
Theresa Paik
W Carolina
Furman
76
74
74=150
76=150
5 Polly Willett NC Greensb 77 77=154

ETSU Results
12 Ashley Barton 77 81 158
T 14 Danielle O'Reilly 79 81 160
T 20 Laura Diaz 82 81 163
T 28 Kristen Fletcher 82 84 166
T 32 Kailey Brooks 89 82 171
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