Big Round Propels W&M Women Up Leaderboard at Kiawah
Updated: Friday 02/27/2012 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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After battling through a tough first round yesterday, the William and Mary women's golf team shot up the leaderboard Monday in the second round with one of the best team scores in school history.  W&M had every player shoot in the 70s Tuesday at the Kiawah Island Classic to total just 300 (+12), tied for the sixth-best round at the College.  The Tribe climbed the leaderboard to a tie for 25th in the 33 team event, and is just 10 strokes out of the top 15 with one round to go.  Augusta State continues to lead the team race at 582 (+6), while Erin Selfridge of Daytona State and Fanny Cnops of UNC Greensboro are tied for the individual lead at 143 (-1).

Leading the way for W&M is senior Caroline Sweet (Bowie, Md.), who improved six strokes overnight to card a 75 Tuesday and improve to tie for 64th at 156 (+12) overall.  Classmate Kristen Hamel (Columbus, Mo.) is one stroke back after her day of 77 (+5), tied for 75th, and junior Betsy Birchall (Mountain Brook, Ala.) improved by a massive 12 strokes to card 73 (+1), and leap from 144th to a tie for 87th in the clubhouse at 158 (+14).  Freshman Kellie Edelblut (New Hope, Pa.) had a 10-stroke improvement of her own, shooting 75 and finishing the day in a tie for 111th at 160 (+16).  Rounding out the team was sophomore Katy Hutcherson (Greeneville, Tenn.), seven strokes better Tuesday as she carded 79 and now ranks tied for 146th at 165 (+21).

The Kiawah Island Classic finishes Tuesday with one round.

Kiawah Island Classic  - 54 Holes
Oak Point - Par 72, 5,901 Yards
Cougar Point - Par 72, 6,001 Yards

Top Five Teams
1. Augusta State 582 (+6)
2. Elon 599 (+23)
T3. Campbell 604 (+28)
T3. UNC Greensboro 604 (+28)
T5. Old Dominion 610 (+34)
T5. Daytona State College 610 (+34)
T25. William and Mary 631 (+55)

Top Five Individuals
T1. Erin Selfridge (DSC) 143 (-1)
T1. Fanny Cnops (UNCG) 143 (-1)
T3. Kristen Hill (Akron) 144 (E)
T3. Christine Duschek-Hansen (ASU) 144 (E)
T5. Alheli Moreno (ORU) 145 (+1)
T5. Casey Kennedy (ASU) 145 (+1)

W&M Players
T64. Caroline Sweet 156 (+12)
T75. Kristen Hamel 157 (+13)
T87. Betsy Birchall 158 (+14)
T111. Kellie Edelblut 160 (+16)
T146. Katy Hutcherson 165 (+21)

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