Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Heather's six birdies take her into second

 place with round to go on Kiawah Island

Monifieth's Heather Munro, a second-year student at Elon University, North Carolina, crammed six birdies into a second-round 68 for 142 to take up second place, one behind leader Fatima Cano (Troy Univ) (69-72) with one round to go in the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at Oak Point Golf Club.

Heather, pictured, bogeyed the first, birdied the par-5 second, bogeyed the fifth and then covered her remaining 13 holes in five under par with birdies at the short seventh, 13th, 14th, 16th and par-5 17th for 32 home.
They are using two courses at Kiawah Island to accommodate a huge field of 216 players and 41 teams.
Rachel Walker (Old Dominion Univ) from Dumfries slipped down to T41 after a birdie-less 79 for 152.
Fife-born coach Dean Spriddle's daughter Devon (Southern Missippi Univ) is T86 on 156 (75-81).
Eilidh Watson (Stetson Univ), pictured left, from Dollar has had scores of 82 and 77 for 159 and is T122. She had a double bogey 6 at the 18th in her second round after going to the turn in 36. Eilidh did get 2s at the ninth and 15th.
Anglo-Scot Paige Kemp (her mother comes from Stirling) from Essex and also a student at Stetson, is in T86 position after scores of 75 and 81.
Olivia Jay (Radford Univ) from York has scored 82 and 88 for 170 and is T188

Meghan MacLaren struggles to eight-over-par 79 at Miami

Curtis Cup team contender Meghan MacLaren had a "bad day at the office" in the first round of the Hurricane Invitational over the Biltmore Course (par 71, 6080yd) at Miami.
The Florida International University final-year student and Wellingborough Golf Club member shot an eight-over 79 to be tied 80th in a field of 90 players at the end of the first day.
Team-mate Sophie Godley, also a senior, from Notts returned an 81 to be 88th.
Scot Lauren Whyte (Baylor University) from St Andrews had an 83 for 89th place.
Hannah Kim (Northwestern) had no such problems in covering the Biltmore test in four-under 67 to lead by one from a cluster of players on 68.
Northwestern (277) are the early leaders of the team event, ahead of Iowa State (281) and South Florida (285). Florida International are in the unaccustomed position of last of 16 on 306.