USC Beaufort

USCB women fare better in 2nd round at NAIA championship

The USC Beaufort women's golf team knocked 15 shots off its team score from the opening round and sits in 18th place at the midway point of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championship at Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn.

The Sand Sharks were one of only 12 teams to finish their first round in difficult conditions Tuesday, but everyone made it through the second round Wednesday.

USCB posted a team score of 325 on Wednesday and sits at 665, 38 shots behind leader Lubbock Christian at 627.

Adriana Saavedra's 79 was USCB's best score Wednesday, and she moved up to a tie for 46th at 164. Sophie Henke leads USCB overall, tied for 23rd at 159.

Fellow Sun Conference school Embry-Riddle is second, one shot behind Lubbock Christian. Former Bluffton High School standout Heather Wiquist is in Embry-Riddle's lineup and is tied for 46th after following her opening 84 with an 80 on Wednesday.

Today's third round begins at 8 a.m.

NAIA Women's Golf National Championship

Second round; Wednesday; At Link Hills Golf and Country Club; Greeneville, Tenn.; Par: 73; Yardage: 6,170

Team scores

Lubbock Christian 325-302--627

Embry-Riddle 323-305--628

Shorter 326-305--631

British Columbia 321-312--633

California Baptist 319-314--633

Oklahoma City 330-306--636

William Woods 316-323--639

Northwood (Fla.) 323-316--639

Bethel (Ind.) 320-323--643

Lindsey Wilson 326-319--645

Westminster 332-318--650

Northwood (Texas) 327-323--650

Concordia 335-316--651

Victoria 334-317--651

SCAD Savannah 337-315--652

Lee 339-318--657

Lindenwood 338-323--661

USC Beaufort 340-325--665

Wayland Baptist 349-335--684

Ashford 348-353--701

Tennessee Wesleyan 355-353--708

Dakota Wesleyan 364-344--708

Minot State 366-353--719

Indiana Tech 358-362--720

Midland Lutheran 380-368--748

Top individuals

Kylie Barros, BC 73-74--147

Nathalie Silva, CalBapt 76-73--149

Jamie Palermo, WW 69-81--150

Fabys Barreto-Guzman, ER 78-73--151

Danielle Bellet, DakWes 77-74--151

Lisa Persson, Shorter 80-73--153

Pia Jenko, ER 79-75--154

Laura Jones, OKC 77-77--154

Kelsey Joslyn, LW 82-72--154

Greta Lange, Shorter 78-76--154

Anna Schoop, LubbChr 80-74--154

USCB scores

T23. Sophie Henke 79-80--159

T46. Adriana Saavedra 85-79--164

T77. Kelli Nakano 89-80--169

T92. Phyllis Langley 87-86--173

T99. Kendra Collins 90-87--177