EDISTO ISLAND, S.C. - Charleston Southern sits 12th overall through the first two rounds of the Edisto Island Invitational, while freshman Ellen Hume is tied for 16th to highlight the Buccaneers' efforts at The Plantation Course at Edisto.
The Buccaneers carded a 36-hole score of 610 to sit 42-over-par through the first day of the Buccaneers' home tournament. CSU was seventh through the first 18 holes thanks to strong early rounds from Ellen Hume and Sarah Hameed, but trailed on the second round to fall back just outside the top-10.
North Florida leads the team standings through the first two rounds with a score of 570, 2-over-par. Xavier is one stroke back after carding team score 283, 1-under through two rounds, while Delaware (+6), Seton Hall (+7), and College of Charleston (+11) round out the top five.
Delaware's Thitaree Sakulbunpanich leads all individuals after blitzing the second round with a 6-under-par, 65. She is 8-under through the first two rounds at 134. Xavier's Mikayla Fitzpatrick carded the low round of the day on the first round with a 7-under-par, to sit second overall in the field at 135 through two rounds.
James Madison's Kate Owens (-5), USC Upstate's Beem Pabsimma (-3), and North Florida's Mindy Herrick (-3) round out the individual top five in the tournament.
Hume went 3-under-par with a 68 in her first round to put the Bucs in contention over the first 18 holes. The London, England native posted a trio of birdies in the first round, but an uncharacteristic triple bogey in the second round pushed her to a two-round score 144 to sit 2-over-par.
Kathryn Thorne is second among the Bucs after posting a pair of birdies over the first round to finish tied for 47th in the field through two rounds. The freshman finished with 77-79 to sit 14-over-par following the first day.
Andriel Aimua put together four birdies over her two rounds to sit tied for 55th in the field through the first two rounds at 16-over-par. Daniela Intriago (+17) cut seven strokes off her first round score to sit tied for 58th in the field through the first 36 holes.
Sarah Hameed rounded out the group sitting tied for 73rd in the field through 36 holes. The freshman birdied 11, 12, and 13 in the first round, and added a second birdie on the 13th hole in the second round to highlight her day.
Charleston Southern and the rest of the field close out the Edisto Island Invitational tomorrow morning with tee times of the shotgun start set to begin at 9 a.m.