Campbell second after 36 holes of Briar’s Creek Invitational

Nadine White
(Matt Stamey photo)
Nadine White (Matt Stamey photo)

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JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – In a field that includes 10 top-50 ranked schools, Campbell is second after 36 holes Monday of the Briar's Creek Invitational women's golf tournament.

Nadine White is tied for seventh, while Desiree Andersson and Annelie Sjoholm are also among the top-15 golfers and the 52nd-ranked Camels trail only No.-6 Florida heading into Tuesday's final round.

The Gators stand at 13-under 563 (277-286) on the par-72, 6101-yard Golf Club at Briar's Creek, 10 strokes ahead of Campbell (28-4289—573), the only other team in red numbers through 36 holes.  No.-27 Illinois is third at 1-over 577, one shots better than No.-15 Miami and No.-43 Louisville in the 18-team field.

Olivia Cason of Louisville (68-69—137) and Laura Fuenfstueck from host College of Charleston (68-69—137) share the individual lead after two rounds at 7-under-par.

A senior from Brisbane, Australia, White followed a 1-under-par 71 with a 2-under 70.  She is tied for the tournament lead in par-4 scoring (-3) and her day included nine birdes plus an eagle on the par-five 10th hole.

Andersson, a freshman from Hollviken, Sweden, shot her two lowest rounds of the season (72-71—143) and is tied with fellow Swede Sjoholm (69-74—143) for 14th place. Andersson is tied for fifth in the field with 10 birdies, while Sjoholm leads the 93-golfer event with 11 birdies entering Tuesday's action.

Anna Svanka is tied for 27th (72-74—146), while Ayelen Irizar sits in 87th place (78-81—159).

As a team, Campbell leads the field with 41 birdies. Tuesday's final round begins with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.  Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com. 

Since winning the Palmetto Intercollegiate last October, Campbell has opened the spring portion of its schedule with second- (Amelia Island Collegiate), fifth- (UNF Collegiate) and fourth-place (Gator Invitational) finishes. 

2017 Briar's Creek Invitational
GC at Briar's Creek / Johns Island, S.C.
Par 72, 6101 yards / Mar. 20-21, 2017

First Day Team Results: 1. Florida 277-286—563, 2. Campbell 284-289—573, 3. Illinois 281-296—577, T4. Miami 284-294—578, T4. Louisville 290-288—578, 6. Auburn 288-291—579, 7. Michigan State 288-296—584, 8. Texas Tech 294-293—587, T9. Boston College 298-290—588, T9. Ohio State 285-303—588, T9. East Carolina 291-297—588, 12. Charleston Southern 293-296—589, 13. Wisconsin 292-298—590, T14. North Carolina 295-302—597, T14. College of Charleston 300-297—597, 16. Penn State 294-306—600, 17. Long Beach State 302-307—609, 18. Kansas 308-302—610.

First Day Individual Leaders: T1. Olivia Cason (Louisville) 68-69—137, T1. Laura Fuenfstueck (CofC) 68-69—137, T3. Gabby Barker (Texas Tech) 70-70—140, T3. Kelly Grassel (Florida) 69-71—140, T3. Kayley Marschke (Auburn) 67-73—140, T3. Maria Torres (Florida) 66-74—140.

Campbell Individuals: T7. Nadine White 71-70—141, T14. Desiree Andersson 72-71—143, T14. Annelie Sjoholm 69-74—143, T27. Anna Svanka 72-74—146, 87. Ayelen Irizar 78-81—159.