POOLER, Ga.—The No. 5-ranked William Woods University women’s golf team shot a 28-over par 316 in round three at the NAIA National Championship on Thursday and now stand in sixth place, totaling a 64-over par 928 (305-307-316).
The Owls trail overall leaders Northwood University (308-301-306) and University of Cumberlands (312-298-305), as they have shot a 51-over par 915, through three rounds thus far.
Dalton State is in third place, with a 52-over par 916 (309-303-304), while Oklahoma University is in fourth, after shooting a 61-over par 925 (307-315-303). WWU is just one stroke behind SCAD-Savannah, who is at 63-over par.
On the leaderboard, everyone is chasing Julia McQuilken from Dalton State, who through three rounds, has shot a 1-under par 215 (74-70-71), and was one of two players today, to finish under-par.
Freshman Katie Warren, meanwhile, moved up one spot on the leaderboard, as she shot a 3-over par 75 on the day and has totaled a 9-over par 225 (77-73-75), which is good enough for sixth place.
After totaling just one bogey all day yesterday, Warren, played a strong first nine holes on the front nine, as she only bogeyed the par three 152 yard fourth hole. On the back nine, she bogeyed holes 10, 13 and 15, but closed out the day with a birdie on the 18th hole, to finish at 3-over par.
Another freshman, Celia Mansour, is in a tie for 14th, as she has scored a 13-over par 229 (76-74-79). On the front nine, Mansour totaled six bogeys, but on the back nine, she responded well, as the Toulouse, France, native, was able to score par on holes 10 through 15, while sinking a bogey on 16 and 18, but in between, she hit in her lone birdie on the day, on the par five 17th, to finish at 7-over.
Junior Jodie Peacock, is the next Owl on the leaderboard, as she shot an 8-over par 80 on the afternoon and now stands with an 18-over par 234 (76-78-80).
The Nottinghamshire, England, native, was 5-over par on the front nine, as she scored double-bogeys on holes three and nine and two bogeys on four and six, but collected a birdie on the par four 291 yard eighth.
On the back nine, after a bogey on the 11th, Peacock was able to drain birdies on holes 12 and 14, to get back to 4-over par on the day. Bogeys on 15 and 16, along with a double-bogey on the 18th, however, set her back to 3-over on the back nine and 8-over for the day.
Freshman Megan Cullen (76-86-82) and Myriam Hasan (78-82-84), are in a tie for 68th place, as the duo has totaled a 28-over par 244.
Cullen, was able to improve her second round score by four strokes, as after shooting an 8-over par on the front nine yesterday, she was just 4-over today, as she scored two bogeys and one double-bogey on the par four ninth.
On the back nine, a triple-bogey on the 10th set her back, but she answered back with four consecutive pars, before scoring a double-bogey on the 15th. She was able to close out her round with a par on the 16th and 17th, before scoring a bogey on the 18th hole, to finish at 10-over.
Hassan, a Newport, Wales, native, totaled four bogeys and two double-bogeys on the front nine, but a birdie on the par four second, put her at 7-over through nine holes. On the back nine, she scored a double-bogey on the 10th, but limited herself to three bogeys and was able to par the rest of the holes, to end at 5-over and 12-over par for the round.
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