PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – After two rounds of play at the JU Classic at the Marsh Landing Country Club, the No. 26-ranked College of Charleston women’s golf team leads the field by 12 strokes with a score of 590 (+14).
The players battled rain in the morning and high winds in the afternoon but still managed to record some of their best rounds of the year. The Cougars trailed North Florida by two strokes after the first round but shot 14 strokes better than the Ospreys in the afternoon round to claim the top spot.
Freshman and CAA Golfer of the Week Laura Fuenfstueck (Frankfurt, Germany) leads the way for the College with a two-round even-par score of 144. She is currently in second place individually, trailing only Jacqueline Shelly of Florida Atlantic who finished the day at -1. Fuenfstueck took advantage of the par fives today, playing them to a scoring average of 4.63 (-3). She also leads the field in birdies made, carding six in her first two rounds.
Sophomores Julia Neumann (Berlin, Germany) and Mary Chandler Bryan (Chapin, S.C.) also got off to great starts, finishing the first two rounds in 4th and 7th place respectively. Neumann played both the par threes and par fives well, ending up with a one-under score in both categories. Bryan played the par fours solidly, finishing with a stroke average of 3.95 (-1).
Junior C.C. Buford (San Antonio, Texas), competing in the tournament as an individual, continued her good play from last week as she shot a career-best even-par second round. She is currently tied for 14th at +6.
“We played as well as we have all year today,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “We did not get off to a very good start but we rallied and played much better in the afternoon. The first four holes we played today weren’t pretty but the girls really stepped up and played a great 32 after those.”
The final round will be a shotgun start tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (ET).