After two rounds at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championships Gustavus Adolphus College junior Kelli Groff (Bloomington, Minn.) is tied for 19th place overall. Sixty student-athletes are competing in the championships. Groff has compiled a 36-hole total of 85-83-168 (+24) and moved up six spots after the first day of competition. The championships are taking place at Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
Methodist College recorded a second round score of 315 on Wednesday and holds an 11-stroke lead over second place Mary Hardin-Baylor. Methodist, winners of seven straight national championships, has a current score of 631 to 642 for Mary Hardin-Baylor. Wisconsin-Eau-Claire is third with a 666.
Methodist College sophomore Charlotte Williams took over the lead on day two. Williams trailed by a stroke after the first round, shot a 1-over-par 73 to take over first place with a 149. Williams holds a six-stroke lead over teammate Katie Dick (75-80-155) from Methodist and Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Maggie Loney (78-77-155).
The third round of the 2005 NCAA Division III Woman’s Golf National Championships is set for Thursday at MidPines Inn and Golf Club.