2009 NCAA Golf Championships - Day Three

Belles Battle Back Into Top Ten

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - With a ten stroke improvement from yesterday's score (330), the Saint Mary's College golf team moved up to 10th place at the NCAA Division III Championships with one round left to play. The Belles currently have a combined score of 992 through 54 holes of play.

Defending national champion extended their lead over the 21-team field with another 310 for a three-day total of 941. The host Monarchs hold a 19 stroke lead over second place Wisconsin-Stevens Point (960) heading into the final day of competition.

Emily Gore led the way for the second time in three days with a sub-80 performance. The sophomore shot a 79, which included a pair of birdies, to move up into a tie for 26th place.

Classmates Mary Kate Boyce and Rosie O'Connor both shot rounds of 83. Boyce is tied for 40th while O'Connor holds a share of 67th. Freshman Natalie Matuszak shot an 85 and senior Meredith Fantom had an 86 to round out the day three performances for the Belles.

The Belles will look to finish strong in the final day of competition as they begin play Saturday morning at 8:20 a.m. Heading into Saturday, only 12 strokes separate the Belles and current fifth place Wisconsin Eau-Claire. To see a complete list of scores and places by teams and individuals, please visit www.golfstat.com or http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/leaderboards/team/static/team_players_1501.html.

 

Note: The highest team finish the Belles accomplished in their three previous appearances in the NCAA Championships was 4th place in 2003.

 

Day Three Results and Standings

Current
Position
Team Scoring Rounds Total
Score
to par today 1 2 3
1
2 *** Methodist University
+77   +22 321 310 310 941
2
1 *** Wisconsin-Stevens Pt
+96   +32 322 318 320 960
3
4 *** Gustavus Adolphus
+108   +38 322 324 326 972
4
3 *** Southwestern Univ.
+111   +42 327 318 330 975
5
10 *** Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+117   +41 312 340 329 981
6
5 *** Middlebury
+119   +36 326 333 324 983
7
12 *** Allegheny
+120   +34 335 327 322 984
8
9 *** Illinois Wesleyan
+121   +38 323 336 326 985
9
7 *** Otterbein College
+126   +50 327 325 338 990
10
25 *** St. Marys College(IN)
+128   +42 322 340 330 992
11
6 *** Amherst College
+129   +40 337 328 328 993
12
14 *** St. Lawrence Univ.
+131   +52 318 337 340 995
T13
8 *** Olivet College
+133   +57 326 326 345 997
T13
13 *** DePauw University
+133   +54 321 334 342 997
T13
22 *** Wartburg College
+133   +39 329 341 327 997
16
16 *** Wheaton College
+154   +45 343 342 333 1018
17
11 *** St. Thomas, U. of
+161   +56 338 343 344 1025
18
33 *** Texas @ Tyler
+171   +57 344 346 345 1035
19
40 *** Puget Sound, Univ of
+182   +48 350 360 336 1046
20
44 *** Transylvania U.
+211   +67 357 363 355 1075
21
  Illinois College
+222   +68 355 375 356 1086