USC Beaufort

USC Beaufort women slip back to 16th place at NAIA golf tournament

The University of South Carolina Beaufort women's golf team sits in 16th place at the midway point of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships at Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn., and the Sand Sharks might be without one of their top players the rest of the way.

The Sand Sharks posted a team score of 318 in Wednesday's second round and have a two-day total of 632. Former Bluffton High School standout Kendra Collins was unable to post a score in the second round, though, as the USCB sophomore was forced to withdraw because of illness.

Senior Adriana Saavedra continues to lead USCB, as she shot a 5-over-par 78 in the second round and is tied for 25th at 7-over 153. Kelli Nakano (T-48th, 157), Tori DeGroodt (T-67th, 160) and Phyllis Langley (T-80th, 162) rounded out the Sand Sharks' lineup.

British Columbia vaulted into the lead with a 299 for a two-day total of 604. SCAD Savannah is one shot back in second, and first-round leader Shorter (Ga.) is third at 606.

SCAD's Nikki Stewart took over the individual lead, firing a 4-under-par 69 to get to 4 under for the tournament and take a one-shot advantage over Victoria's Megan Woodland.