2011 NCAA Championships - Day One

Belles in Third After Day One at NCAA Championships

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HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The number eight ranked Saint Mary's golf team is currently in third place at the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships after turning in a 325 on day one of the tournament.

The 13-time defending national champions from Methodist are in first with a 318 while Gustavus Adolphus holds onto second after a 322 on Tuesday.

Just three strokes off their best single round at an NCAA Championship, the Belles' 325 is five strokes better than top-seeded DePauw as 20 strokes separate the top seven teams. Four players turned in rounds of 77 on Tuesday to share the lead for the hunt for an individual national title.

The one-two All-American duo of Mary Kate Boyce and Natalie Matuszak paced the Belles on Tuesday as the pair both shot rounds of 80 to both hold a share of eighth place overall. Boyce birdied the par five 14th hole to go along with nine pars on the day. Matuszak, meanwhile, had birdies on both the par three 8th hole and the par four 16th. The junior also added nine pars in the first round of play.

Freshmen Doyle O'Brien and Marin Beagley helped secure the 325 for the Belles. O'Brien carded an 82 in her first NCAA Championship appearance with a birdie and eight pars to share 18th place. Beagley was right behind O'Brien with an 83 with 12 pars on the day, including eight of the final nine holes, to be in a tie for 22nd place individually.

Rosie O'Connor turned in a 90 on day one for Saint Mary's as the fifth competing member of the team and is tied for 66th.

The Belles will tee off beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday in the second of four days of competition at the Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon Golf Course.

 

Team Leader Board
Course:Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort: Championship Tees     Par 73 - 5884 yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1
1
2 *** Methodist University
+26 F   +26 318 318
2
10 *** Gustavus Adolphus
+30 F   +30 322 322
3
8 *** St. Mary's Coll. -IN
+33 F   +33 325 325
4
1 *** DePauw University
+38 F   +38 330 330
5
5 *** Williams College
+39 F   +39 331 331
6
11 *** Illinois Wesleyan
+40 F   +40 332 332
7
13 *** Allegheny
+46 F   +46 338 338
8
9 *** Centre College
+48 F   +48 340 340
9
6 *** Washington U.-St. Louis
+52 F   +52 344 344
10
12 *** Olivet College
+53 F   +53 345 345
11
3 *** Wisconsin-Eau Claire
+54 F   +54 346 346
T12
26 *** Wartburg College
+63 F   +63 355 355
T12
4 *** George Fox University
+63 F   +63 355 355
T14
16 *** Mary Hardin-Baylor
+64 F   +64 356 356
T14
14 *** Texas @ Tyler
+64 F   +64 356 356
16
37 *** Baldwin-Wallace Coll
+66 F   +66 358 358
17
42 *** Carroll University WI
+74 F   +74 366 366
18
34 *** Hanover College
+78 F   +78 370 370
19
  North Central College
+79 F   +79 371 371