Greenville, S.C. – The Rutgers women’s golf team is in seventh place with a 627 (318-309) score after the first two rounds of the 14-team Lady Paladin Invitational, played Friday and Saturday at the Furman University Golf Course. Sophomore Kortnie Maxoutopoulis (Pleasanton, Calif.) carded a three-under 69 on Saturday and enters Sunday’s final round tied for 2nd with a 146 (77-69) in the 79-player field.
Maxoutopoulis is a tournament-best minus one in par three scoring with 24 pars and five birdies on the 6,266-yard course.
Senior Brittany Weddell (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) and freshman Samantha Moyal (Alameda, Calif.) are also among the top competitors. Both are tied for 31st with 158 totals. Weddell, who is even in par five scoring, posted a 78 on Saturday after an 80 on Friday. Moyal, who has five birdies, shot 79 in both rounds.
Senior Karen Cash (Allendale, N.J.), and freshman Melanie Chambers (Henderson, Nev.), comprise the rest of the team scorecard. Cash is 67th with a 168 (82-86) and Chambers is 70th with a 170 (87-83).
Host Furman is in first place with 601 (302-299), one stroke ahead of second place Chattanooga.
The 54-hole tournament concludes Sunday, with the final round set to tee-off at 9 a.m.