Women’s golf remains in the hunt at NCAA Super Regional
May 04, 2015
POOLER, Ga. – Saint Leo senior Clare Connolly recorded four birdies and carded a one-over 73 for the second day in a row to lead the Lions in Monday's second day of the 2015 NCAA Division II Women's Golf South Super Regional, held at the Savannah Quarters Country Club.
The Lions, who were third heading into the second round of the three-round tournament, recorded a 306 on Monday and slipped to fifth in the nine-team super regional with a two-day total of 606. Two strokes separate third place Florida Tech (604), fourth place Flagler College (605), and Saint Leo, with Nova Southeastern and West Florida tied for sixth place two strokes back with a 608.
Rollins College continues to lead the field with a two-day score of 587 (+11). Lynn University climbed from fifth place into second with a 36-hole score of 599, after shooting a 296 (+8) in Monday's second round.
Florida Southern (614) and Barry (615) round out the field of nine teams.
The top three teams, along with the top three individuals not on the top three teams, will all advance to the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship on May 13-16 in Allendale, Mich.
Individually, Connolly sits eighth on the leaderboard heading into Tuesday's final round on the par 72, 6043-yard Savannah Quarters course. She birdied 1 and 7 on the front nine and was even making the turn. Connolly birdied the two par fives on the back nine, 13 and 17, but double bogeyed 18 to finish the day one over.
Connolly's 146 over the first two rounds is her best 36-hole total this season.
Sophomore Marie Coors is tied for 15th overall with a 150, after carding a seven-over 79 in Monday's round. Coors double-bogeyed 12 and 13 in less than ideal conditions, with the winds hitting 15-20 mph as the Lions played the back nine.
Freshman Amanda Jakobsson fired a 76 on Monday and is 151 (+7) for the tournament, and tied for 15th. Vilde Eriksen fought her way to a 79 after going two-over on the back nine, and is tied for 39th with a 160 (+16).
Junior Kellianne May took five strokes off her first round score, and returned to the clubhouse with a 78 on Monday. She has a 161 through 36 holes and is 41st on the leaderboard.
Nova Southeastern's Mailen Domecq Chantry and Rollins' Annie Dulman are tied atop the leaderboards with each having a two-day total of 142 (-2). Lynn golfers Jessica Bradley and Samantha Barber have a one-under 143 for the tournament, and are tied for third.
Round three of the 2015 NCAA South Super Regional commences Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., with Saint Leo teeing off starting at 9:40 a.m.
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2015 NCAA South Super Regional after Round 2 – 36 holes
Savannah Quarters Country Club – Pooler, Ga.
(par 72, 6,043 yds.)