The USF women’s golf team is just one round away from doing what it came just shy of last season: winning the Conference USA Championship.
The Bulls, who finished third in the 2002 C-USA Championship, moved even with TCU in the second round of play at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.
USF shot a team total of 303 to round out its two-day total of 610.
The Bulls were led by junior Jill Crowe, who shot par 72 to finish tied atop the leaderboard with a two-round score of 150.
Crowe was just the second player through the first 36 holes of the C-USA Tournament to shoot par.
Brooke Tull of TCU, the defending individual champion, shot the only other par Monday.
Crowe is tied for first place with D’Rae Ward of TCU, Marianne Ruud of Memphis and Margaret Mitchell of East Carolina.
Just three shots behind Crowe is USF senior Katie Ruhe, who posted 153, including a second-round score of 77.
The sole golfer at No. 11 is senior Fany Schaeffer who shot 154.
Two Bulls, senior Kelly Martin and junior Megan Cushman, share the No. 12 spot each scoring a two-day total of 155.
Men’s team drops down 14 shots
After shooting a total score of 290, good for No. 5 in the C-USA Tournament, the USF men’s golf team slipped 14 shots to finish No. 7 with a two-day score of 594.
TCU moved up a slot from its first day score of 289 to take the lead in the tournament, posting a total score of 577.
USF junior Oscar Fraustro stayed on track in the second round, finishing one-over-par 72 after shooting par the day before.
The junior college transfer has a two-day total of 145.
The Bulls have a pair tied for No. 32, shooting 149 during the two days of play.
Sophomores Brad Quiri and Pablo Ceron both moved down the individual leaderboard.
Quiri shot one-over-par 72 the first day and shot 76 the next, while Ceron shot one-under-par Monday and six-over-par Tuesday.
Rounding out the Bulls were sophomores Ryan Shears, who shot 151, and Dan Grassman, who posted a score of 155.