Coastal’s hot day gets blown away at NCAA Regional

The Coastal Carolina women’s golf team scorched out of the gate to an 8-under through the opening nine holes of the NCAA Central Regional’s second round, but the Chanticleers cooled off on the back nine and settled for a 9-over 297 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

Coastal combined to post 12 birdies over the initial six holes of the day with five of those coming from the putters of Frida Castillo and Marissa Hinchman. In all, the Chants finished the round with 14 birdies, the most of any team.

The Chanticleers went to the clubhouse with a two-day tally of 590 and 13th on the leaderboard with the top 12 seeded team still to complete their rounds. The winds at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course picked up during the later rounds resulting in some higher scores, which catapulted Coastal into a tie for fourth heading into the third and final day of the tournament. Coastal, ranked 39th, is tied with No. 15 Arizona State for fourth and only a stroke behind No. 9 Florida for third. The fourth-ranked and host Sooners lead the field with a 7-under 569 score.

Castillo, a sophomore, led the Chanticleers on the day with an even-par 72, moving up the leaderboard to 39th with a 36-hole score of 149 (77-72). She had arguably the best opening five holes of her career, bookending a par on 12 with birdies on 10, 11, 13 and 14. Castillo made 20 and 15-foot putts on 10 and 11 before sinking six-foot putts on 13 and 14. A bogey on 16 pushed to 3-under at the turn. She quickly made up for the bogey with a tap-in birdie on the par-4 first hole. She then struggled over her final eight holes, playing them a combined four over.

Marissa Hinchman, playing the second round of her NCAA postseason career, set the pace for Coastal for the day as she started with three straight birdies. She stayed 3-under with pars on her next five holes before suffering a double-bogey on 18 after finding a hazard.  The freshman went on to par the next three holes, but finished the next six holes a combined 8-over. Hinchman (78-79) is tied for 101st overall with a two-round total of 157.

The Chanticleer trio of Brittany Henderson, Jessica Alexander and Lena Schaeffner each played the round with matching 3-over 75 tallies.

Henderson, who entered the round tied for third on the individual leaderboard, started the day par-bogey-birdie. She then found three straight pars before knocking down a birdie putt on the par-4, 394-yard 16th to move to 1-under on the round and into a tie for second individually. Three more pars followed for the senior; however, she would go on to trade bogeys for pars over her final eight holes. She is tied for seventh overall with and even-par 144 (69-75) through two rounds of play.

Alexander started the day with a par followed by a bogey and two additional pars. She then birdied back-to-back holes to move to 1-under on the round. A bogey on 16 followed by pars on 17 and 18 put her back to even at the turn. Bogeys bookended a trio of pars on her first five holes of her back nine. But the veteran responded with a birdie putt on the par-3 sixth to move back to 1-over. Two pars followed before suffering a double-bogey on nine that led to her 75. Her score of 71-75=146 (+2) is tied for 16th in the 126-competitor field.

Schaeffner, who was celebrating her birthday with her second career NCAA postseason round, also started the day strong, posting a 1-over through six holes. She got back to even with a birdie on the par-4 16th and closed her front nine with two of four straight pars. However, like her teammates, she also struggled through her final seven holes. She bogeyed three, four and seven and made par putts on five, six, eight and nine. She moved 16 slots up the individual leaderboard into a tie for 61 with a 151 (76-75).

The Chanticleers tee off on the final round of the Regional at 8:36 a.m. CT. Coastal is paired with No. 15 Arizona State and No. 21 Texas Tech.

The top eight teams in the field along with the top two individuals not on an advancing team move on to the NCAA Championship in Athens, Ga.

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their gripSports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range [more]

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun Belt

Chants use walk-off home run to stay alive in Sun BeltZach Biermann's third home run of the night with two [more]

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp

Myrtle Beach's Doty heads to nation's top QB camp Luke Doty’s Myrtle Beach legacy already includes some gaudy numbers, [more]

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination Thursday

CCU drops Sun Belt debut; faces elimination ThursdayCoastal Carolina baseball surrendered eight runs over the last three [more]

MB Track and Field Club makes big season debut

MB Track and Field Club makes big season debutEighteen members of the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club [more]

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournament

Chants win season finale; host Sun Belt tournamentA two hour and five minute-lightning delay nor two Appalachian [more]

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrage

Clemson hammers Coastal with early offensive barrageSimilar to the two teams' first meeting back on March [more]

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach

Seahawks claim state title in tribute to late coach John Ed Cahill queued up an old voicemail from his [more]

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourney

MB golf team flying high, riding ties to state tourneyThe Myrtle Beach High boys golf team is tying its [more]

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state final

Lynch-inspired Seahawks advance to 4A state finalLL Coach. The somewhat cryptic rallying cry (Long Live Coach) was [more]

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinals

Soccer: MB, Socastee fall in lower state semifinalsMyrtle Beach’s season came down to about three minutes. In that [more]

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title run

South Aiken stops Lady Seahawks state title runThe closest thing to a blemish South Aiken had on [more]

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State opener

Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State openerIn any other game, St. James coach Robbie Centracchio may [more]

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semis

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semisThe Socastee High boys soccer team crushed Cane Bay 5-0 [more]

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title match

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title matchEven after his death earlier this week, longtime Myrtle Beach [more]

Illing steps down as Socastee football coach

Illing steps down as Socastee football coachDoug Illing struggled with the emotions. He even fought himself trying [more]

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourney

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourneyIt took a little longer than St. James fans may [more]

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeat

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeatHeading into the playoffs, Carolina Forest’s girls soccer team hoped [more]

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch John Edward Cahill III occasionally glanced at a spot at [more]

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semis

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semisFor all of the dominant results, all the blowouts and [more]

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor Lynch

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor LynchCookie Goings was barely a teenager, an eighth grader running [more]

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring Classic

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring ClassicMore than 400 teams from six states completed in the [more]

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pick

Renfrow claims NFL dream as Raiders' fifth-round pickFormer Socastee High and Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow was selected [more]

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champs

Lady Panthers charge into playoffs as region champsWhen Katie Kulick drove the ball past the West Florence [more]

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title game

Chants take doubleheader, reach Sun Belt title gameThe Chanticleers scored nine runs over the first three innings [more]

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their grip

Seahawks let state golf title slip from their gripSports can be both heartwarming and heartbreaking. The full range [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2019 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach