Aimua and Hume pace Bucs on day one of Pinehurst Challenge

Aimua and Hume pace Bucs on day one of Pinehurst Challenge

PINEHURST, N.C. – Charleston Southern's Ellen Hume and Andriel Aimua are tied for 34th place after 36 holes of the Pinehurst Challenge. The duo is just outside the top third of the field entering Tuesday's final round at Pinehurst No. 6, while CSU sits 15th as a team.

Host College of Charleston, at +11 overall, leads North Florida by one for the team lead. North Florida's Sydney Shrader carded rounds of three-under par 69 and one-under 71 to pace the field of 92 competitors. Stetson's Sarah May, at -1, is the only player in red numbers.

Aimua (+8) provided CSU's highlight of the day with an opening round 72 that left her tied for seventh. She was +3 through seven holes before a birdie at No. 9 propelled the senior to a two-under 33 back nine.

Promising freshman Ellen Hume (+8) contributed a second round 75 to help the cause for coach Matt Cram-Smith's Bucs. Hume tallied four birdies as a part of a two-under par front side in the afternoon.

Daniela Intriago (T-49th) was CSU's other top player on day one. She posted 14 pars en route to a second round 76.

CSU tees off its third round Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. on holes 13-16. The Bucs will play alongside Elon, James Madison and Bucknell.

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