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Furman's Srinivasan In Eighth Place After Opening Day Of Briar's Creek Invitational

Furman's Srinivasan In Eighth Place After Opening Day Of Briar's Creek Invitational

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. -- Natalie Srinivasan (-2) fired a second-round 68 to place eighth Monday, leading the 20th-ranked Furman women's golf team (+13) in the opening day of the Briar's Creek Invitational at the par 72, 6,101 yard The Golf Club at Briar's Creek on Johns Island, S.C. 

A junior from Spartanburg, S.C., Srinivasan started the round on No. 3 and notched three birdies in her first five holes then added three additional birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 1 and No. 2, to pace the Paladins with six birdies in the day's final round.  She opened the day with a 74 with a birdie on No. 7 in the morning round.  Srinivasan enters Tuesday's final round six strokes back of individual leader Allyson Geer-Park of Michigan State (-8), who led the field with a 67-69=136.

Senior Jacqueline Bendrick (+2) eagled the par-5 No. 18 in the first round and added two additional birdies, carding a 74, then scored an even 72 with three birdies, including back to back birdies on No. 7 and No. 8, in the afternoon to tie for 24th.  Senior Haylee Harford (+6) is tied for 54th after recording a 76 with two birdies in the morning round and a 74 with three birdies in the afternoon.

Sophomore Madison Moosa (+7) scored a 78 with two birdies in round one and rebounded with a 73 with a birdie on No. 7 in round two, tying for 60th, while sophomore Caitlin Cotterill (+10) is tied for 71st entering Tuesday's round.  She notched a 79 with back to back birdies on No. 6 and No. 7 to open round one and added a 75 with three birdies in the afternoon.  

Freshman Sarah-Eve Rhéaume (+11), who is playing as an individual, is tied for 76th after carding a 79 with two birdies in the morning round and a 76 with a birdie on No. 2 in round two.

No. 23 Michigan State (-5) leads the tournament by three strokes over second-place Indiana (-2).  No. 25 Campbell (E) sits in third, followed by 39th-ranked Old Dominion (+4).  College of Charleston (+5) and Long Beach State (+5) are tied for fifth.  Furman (+13) is in tenth place after two rounds. 

The 54-hole tournament concludes with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.  Furman will tee off of No. 6 through No. 20 and will play in a group with Penn State and East Carolina.  Admission to the tournament is free and fans are welcome.  Live tournament scoring will also be available via http://www.golfstat.com.

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information

 

T10 Furman 302 287 589 +13

8 Natalie Srinivasan 74 68 142 -2
T24 Jacqueline Bendrick 74 72 146 +2

T54 Haylee Harford 76 74 150 +6

T60 Madison Moosa 78 73 151 +7

T71 Caitlin Cotterill 79 75 154 +10

T76 Sarah-Eve Rhéaume* 79 76 155 +11

*- Playing as an individual