USCB women off to slow start at Lady Falcon Invitational

The USC Beaufort women's golf team is tied for sixth place at the halfway point of the Lady Falcon Invitational at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Sand Sharks posted a team score of 332 in Saturday's first round, struggling on a difficult course that is playing around 6,300 yards, first-year coach Emily Kuhfeld said.

"The possibility of everybody being in the 70s was there," Kuhfeld said. "We just had a few too many big numbers and missed putts."

Kelli Nakano and Kaitlin O'Sullivan led USCB with scores of 82, followed by Adriana Saavedra at 83, Kendra Collins at 85 and Sophie Henke at 86.

Kuhfeld hopes to see improvement from all of her players in today's final round.

"It's a tough golf course, but I think they're going to really come back tomorrow," Kuhfeld said. "If we can get everybody in the 70s, that would be a great accomplishment and give us something to build on."