March 25, 2013

Barnes Leads Spartans at Low Country Intercollegiate

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – Taylor Barnes led the USC Upstate women's golf team in the rain-shortened Low Country Intercollegiate Monday afternoon, finishing tied for 27th in the 18-hole tournament.

Barnes (Spartanburg, S.C.) shot an 85 to lead the Upstate cause as the tournament participants had to deal with windy and cold conditions following Sunday's heavy rain that canceled the first round. Barnes' effort helped her claim a Top 30 individual finish in a large field of 88 players.

Battling the conditions, Upstate shot a 359 to finish 14th on the team leaderboard. Western Carolina won the one-day tournament with a 328, posting just two countable rounds in the 70's. Princeton was second at 332 and was followed by Dartmouth (335), Wofford (338), DePauw (339), Akron (340), Appalachian State (341), Western Kentucky (341), Gardner-Webb (342), Radford (343), Presbyterian (345), Brown (349), S.C. State (352), Upstate (359), The Citadel (371) and Ursuline (402).

Amanda Hall (Tega Cay, S.C.) finished tied for 46th after shooting an 89. Brittany Lowe (Spartanburg, S.C.) finished with a 91, while Malika Allie (Cape Town, South Africa) carded a 94 for the fourth score counted toward the team score for the Spartans. Rachel Reiling (Littleton, Colo.) shot a 99.

Western Carolina's Maria Kjelldorff and Dartmouth's Sarah Knapp each shot 78 to claim a tie for the individual championship.

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