Coastal’s Schaeffner has rough first day at NCAAs

2015 Big South Conference Women's Golf ChampionshipCoastal Carolina University’s Lena Schaeffner completed the opening 18 holes of the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships on Friday. The junior turned in an 11-over 83 on the par-72, 6,468-yard The Concessions Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

Schaeffner, who teed off on the back nine, opened her round with a par before registering a bogey on 11. She then reeled off five straight pars, then moved back to even with a birdie on the par-5, 492-yard 17th. However a bogey on 18 moved her back to 1-over as she made the turn to the course’s front nine.

She started her second her second half of the day with a double-bogey on one and a bogey on two. She then sank par putts on holes three and four. But a triple-bogey on five was followed by a pars on six before he closed her round bogey, bogey, par for her 83.

Schaeffner has led the Chanticleers to a current 47th-place national ranking and the 2015 league championship and NCAA regionals appearance.  Schaeffner, who was named the 2014-15 Coastal Carolina Female Athlete of the Year by her peers, finished among the top five individuals in seven of 12 tournaments this season and among the top 20 in all 12 tournaments.

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