Charleston Southern Maintains Lead in Big South Women's Golf Championship

From Big South Sports:

Ninety-Six, SC - NINETY-SIX, S.C. ( - Southern's Katrin Rumpf tied for the lowest round of the day with a 1-under 71, and the Lady Buccaneers carded a second round team aggregate score of 296 to maintain their lead in the 2010 Big South Women's Golf Championship presented by Musco Sports Lighting, which is being contested at The Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor (par 72, 5,956 yards) in Ninety-Six, S.C.  Charleston Southern enters Wednesday's final round with a 36-hole score of 590 (294-296), 14 shots ahead of second-place Coastal Carolina (604).

Bucknell's Minjoo Lee, who tied for the first round lead with a 2-under 70, holds sole possession of first-place on the individual leaderboard with an even-par 144 (70-74).  She owns a one shot lead over Coastal Carolina's Aruka Felgueroso, Charleston Southern's Olivia Jordan-Higgins and Winthrop's Kayla Cline, who are all tied for second at 145.

The teams again enjoyed pleasant playing conditions of sunny skies, temperatures in the high 70s and little to no wind.  Charleston Southern is the first team to post back-to-back sub-300 rounds in the Big South Championship since 2007, and its team score of 590  is its best-ever 36-hole score in the Conference Championship.  Joining Rumpf among CSU's four counting scores Tuesday were Jordan-Higgins, Madison Jeter and Amanda D'Ostroph, who all finished at 75.

Winthrop posted the best team round on Tuesday with a 295, highlighted by Cline's 71.  The 295 was three shots off the school's 18-hole record, and the Eagles shaved 18 strokes off their first day total of 313 to jump from sixth-place to third-place at 608.  Cline finished 2-under par on the back nine (34), including three of her four birdies on the day.  Rumpf, High Point's Audra McShane and Coastal Carolina's Brittany Henderson also had four birdies on Tuesday.  The top scores of the second round after Rumpf and Cline were Felgueroso's 72 and six players with 73.  Meanwhile, Gardner-Webb's Meghan Allum eagled the par 5, 465-yard No. 18 hole, the second eagle of the Championship.

Associate member Bucknell carded a school-record 303 on Tuesday, and its 36-hole total of 613 also is a school mark.  The Bison are tied for fourth-place with host Radford, and nine shots separate the teams in second to fifth-place.  Gardner-Webb sits in sixth-place at 624, with High Point officially seventh at 641 and associate member Holy Cross officially eighth at 344.  Presbyterian College finished with a 312 in the second round and is at 628 after 36 holes.  The Blue Hose's results do not officially count in the individual or team standings due to its transitioning process to Division I.

Charleston Southern is looking for its second Big South Women's Golf championship in three years, and needs to shoot 299 in the final round to tie the Conference Championship record for lowest team score (889).  Final round action of the 2010 Big South Women's Golf Championship begins at 8:00am ET Wednesday and is free and open to the public.