McNeill and Ohara in hunt at Jacksonville Classic; Bucs in fifth

McNeill and Ohara in hunt at Jacksonville Classic; Bucs in fifth

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Charleston Southern seniors Hayley McNeill and Milleina Ohara are tied for tenth place through 36 holes at the Jacksonville Classic. CSU is tied for fifth in the 14-team field, just ten strokes behind host Jacksonville for the lead and two back of Georgia State for third.

Jacksonville has a three-shot lead on second place Seminole State College of Florida heading into Tuesday's final round at Marsh Landing Country Club. The Dolphins are eight in front of Georgia State, nine ahead of Flagler College and ten clear of CSU and Daytona State College. JU's Michelle Forsland fired a second round five-under par 67 to surge into the overall individual lead at -2. Teammate Amanda Detmer, at -1, is the only other competitor under par in the 81-player field.

McNeill and Ohara finished the opening day at +4 148, six off the pace set by Forsland. Ohara opened with a 73 to highlight her day, while McNeill closed with the identical score in the afternoon.

CSU's Emelie Flink carded a first round 74 and was in a tie for ninth place before slipping to T-20th following an afternoon 77. Flink was -1 through the 14 holes of her opening round but bogeyed three of her final four.

Xuss Boira (T-34th) and Daniela Intriago (65th) rounded out coach Matt Cram-Smith's lineup for the Bucs. Boira pieced together a second round 76 thanks to a one-under par five-hole closing stretch.

CSU will tee off its third round Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. off No.'s 5, 6 and 7. The Bucs are slated to play alongside Flagler and Daytona State.

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