FINDLAY, Ohio — Junior Caroline Moore rolled in several par-saving putts throughout the day to lead the Lee University women's golf team with a 76 on day two of the NCAA Division II National …
FINDLAY, Ohio — Junior Caroline Moore rolled in several par-saving putts throughout the day to lead the Lee University women's golf team with a 76 on day two of the NCAA Division II National Championship from Findlay Country Club, in Ohio.
As a team the Lady Flames are tied for ninth with a 642 total but are just one-stroke back of moving into the top seven with 36 holes remaining.
Sam Burrus followed up Moore's 76 with a 79 after rolling in a key par-saving putt of her own on her final hole of the day. After teeing off on the 10th hole the ladies finished with the difficult par four ninth hole which features water in front of a difficult to reach elevated green.
"Sam and Caroline had good rounds today, and really anchored our team," said head coach John Maupin after the round. "Both players had to really battle but they showed their leadership out there and really came through when we needed them.
After a solid 76 in round one, Anne Hedegaard saw her score jump to an 85 in the windy conditions. Haverly Harrold shot her second straight round of 83 while Annika Gino improved by six strokes from her opening round total and carded an 84.
"Today there's some disappointment for me in the way we competed," added Maupin. "It's been challenging with the wind, but I didn't like our body language for much of the day when things didn't go our way. The good news is we are only halfway home so we've got opportunities tomorrow and Saturday play our best golf."
Dallas Baptist (610) remains the leader in the clubhouse for the second straight day but saw a 10-stroke advantage trimmed down to six thanks to 307 second round total from Barry University. University of Indianapolis is third at 619 while West Texas A&M (621) and Henderson State (629) round out the top five.
St. Mary's (Texas) is sixth with a 632 while Arkansas Tech and Augustana are tied for seventh with a 641 total. The Lady Flames and Missouri-St. Louis both sit at 642 and closing out the field are last year's champions, Rollins College (646) and Grand Valley State (656)
Ann Parmerter remains the individual leader as she fired consecutive rounds of 1-over-par 73. Marie Coors from Saint Leo is just three shots back at 149. Coors qualified as an individual after her showing at the South/Southeast Super Regional.
Maria Regina Gonzalez (St. Mary's) shot a 77 and dropped to a tie for third after being a co-leader in round one. Hanna Harrison (Dallas Baptist) tallied a 74 and joins Gonzalez with a 150. Rounding out the top five is Charlotte Puts of Barry with a 151 total.
Three Lee players are in the top 40 in the chase for medalist honors. Moore is tied for 17th with a 155 while Burrus and Hedegaard are tied for 39th at 161.
"I was able to make a lot of putts today to save par, and that really helped my round," said Moore. "I'm honored to be a part of this team and have the ability to represent Lee University on this stage this week."
Round 3 for the Lady Flames teed off this morning, while the final 18 holes will be played Saturday.
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