Women's Golf in Seventh Following Opening Two Rounds of SAC Championship

CONOVER, N.C. – Senior Laura Buyers led the Anderson University women’s golf team with a 17-over par 159 and is in a three-way tie for 10th, as the team sits in seventh place following Monday’s opening two rounds of action at the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Golf Championship at the Rock Barn’s par 71, 5,857 yard Jackson Course layout.   

AU’s Kalyn Johnson carded an opening-day 26-over 168 and is in 27th place, while Natalie Feder fired a two-round total 172 and is 31st entering Tuesday’s final round. Katie Eskew (178) and Sarah Timms (184) are 38th and 41st respectively. 

Newberry ended Monday’s round with a 14-stroke lead over second-place LMU. The Wolves combined to shoot a 24-over 618 on the day.

Newberry was paced by the Championship’s top-two individual showings, as SAC Player of the Year Maria Luz Besio carded a five-over 147 and Lisa Brandl finished at nine over with a 151. 

LMU’s Desta Coaker is currently third in the individual standings after shooing day-one rounds of 77 and 76 to finish six shots back of Besio. 

Tusculum is third in the team standings at 71-over 639, followed closely by Carson-Newman at 72-over 640. 

Wingate closed the day in fifth place – 33 shots behind Newberry – with Catawba, Anderson, Lenoir-Rhyne, Brevard and Mars Hill rounding out the field in that order.

Besio and Brandl tied for the best individual round of day one, as both shot a 72 – Besio in the first round and Brandl in round No. 2. 

finish top 20 schools scores
1 Newberry College 310 308 618 +50
2 Lincoln Memorial 309 323 632 +64
3 Tusculum College 310 329 639 +71
4 Carson-Newman 325 315 640 +72
5 Wingate 326 325 651 +83
6 Catawba College 323 334 657 +89
7 Anderson College SC 331 346 677 +109
8 Lenoir-Rhyne 359 340 699 +131
9 Brevard College 385 388 773 +205
10 Mars Hill College 414 392 806 +238

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