Strong Day at C-USA Championship Keeps Women's Golf in the Hunt

GO KNIGHTS Carolin Pinegger carded the best round of the day out of 50 competitors.
Carolin Pinegger carded the best round of the day out of 50 competitors.

April 24, 2012

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By Eric DeSalvo

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GULF SHORES, Ala. ( - Junior Carolin Pinegger (-1, 71) turned in the lowest score of the day to aid the UCF women's golf team in maintaining its third-place position through the second round of the Conference USA Championship from the Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club Tuesday afternoon.

As a team, the No. 38 Knights carded the second-lowest round with a 293 (+7) on the par-72, 6,246-yard course. UCF (+23) continues to trail only Tulsa (+14) and Tulane (+21) and is in prime position to make a run at its first league title Wednesday with first tee time at 9:20 a.m. EDT.

UCF's leader over the course of the last few tournaments, Pinegger, bounced back in a big way Tuesday with her fourth round under par this season. She improved from Monday by seven shots and carded birdies on the 16th and 18th holes to cap off the day.

Freshman Katie Mitchell also continued her strong effort Tuesday with an even-par 72, and resides in a tie for fourth place. In her sixth round of par or better this year, the Fernandina Beach native tore it up on the back nine by birdieing holes 10, 13 and 15.

Fellow rookie Monifa Sealy also improved in her second round with a 2-over 74. She is tied with Pinegger in sixth place after carding two birdies on the back nine to improve her afternoon.

Players made adjustments on the course during round two as the average scores was nearly two shots better at 78.2. The par-4 ninth continued to play the hardest with the average relative to park at 0.84.

Individual Scores
T4 Katie Mitchell 75-72=147 (+3)
T6 Carolin Pinegger 78-71=149 (+5)
T6 Monifa Sealy 75-74=149 (+5)
T20 Kaitlyn Price 78-76=154 (+10)
T30 Heather Proctor 80-80=160 (+16)

Team Scores
1 Tulsa 299-291=590 (+14)
2 Tulane 301-296=597 (+21)
3 UCF 306-293=599 (+23)
4 East Carolina 319-302=621 (+45)
5 SMU 313-311=624 (+48)



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