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Harford Cards 72 To Lead Furman At Northrop Grumman Challenge

Harford Cards 72 To Lead Furman At Northrop Grumman Challenge

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CALIF. -- Senior Haylee Harford (+5) carded a 72 to tie for 17th Monday to lead the 26th-ranked Furman women's golf team (+20) in the second day of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at the par 71, 6,017 yard Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.  

Harford, a native of Leavittsburg, Ohio, began on No. 11 in the shotgun start and notched a birdie on No. 14 to turn at even par then added an additional birdie on No. 7 to finish the round with a one-over 72.  She enters the final round seven strokes behind leader Andrea Lee (-2) of Stanford, who has a two-round total of 70-70=140.

Senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+8) is tied for 30th after adding a 77 with a team-high three birdies on Monday, and junior Natalie Srinivasan (+10) carded a 75 with a birdie on No. 15 to enter Tuesday's round tied for 40th.  Sophomore Madison Moosa (+12) notched consecutive birdies on No. 11 and No. 12 to finish the day with a 75, tying for 56th, and sophomore Carly Burkhardt (+17) is tied for 75th after adding a 79 with a birdie on No. 7 on Monday. 

Thirteenth-ranked Stanford (+6) surged into the lead on Monday, pacing the field by ten strokes with a 279.  No. 12 UCLA (+12) is six strokes back in second, followed by second-ranked Texas (+18) in third.  Top-ranked Southern Cal (+19) finished Monday's round in fourth place, followed by No. 14 Wake Forest (+24) in fifth.  The Paladins (+35) are tied for tenth with third-ranked Florida (+35).

The 54-hole tournament concludes with an 8:30 a.m. PST shotgun start on Tuesday.  Furman will tee off of holes No. 19 through 13 and will play in a group with Ohio State, third-ranked Florida, and No. 19 Washington.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Live tournament scoring will also be available via www.golfstat.com.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

T10 Furman 304 299 603 +35

T17 Haylee Harford 75 72 147 +5

T30 Jacqueline Bendrick 73 77 150 +8

T40 Natalie Srinivasan 77 75 152 +10

T56 Madison Moosa 79 75 154 +12

T75 Carly Burkhardt 80 79 160 +17