The Gustavus women’s golf team broke the 324 trend with a team score of 320 on the third day of competition at the NCAA Championships being held at the Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind. Despite improving four strokes, Gustavus still sits in 11th place now with a three-day score of 968 (+104).
Methodist retained its place at the top of the leaderboard after recording a 312 on day three. The defending champs have a three-round score of 932 (+68) heading into the final day tomorrow. In second place is DePauw at 934 (+70) following a 313 on day three, and in third is Williams at 939 (+75) after shooting the lowest score of Thursday with a 309.
After shooting an 84 (+12) on day two, senior Rikka Holiday (Bozeman, Mont.) turned things around with a team-low five-over-par 77 on day three. She is now second on the team and 42nd overall with a three-day total of 242.
Senior Ann Jackson (Fargo, N.D.) also shot in the 70s on the third day, firing a 79 (+7) and bringing her total to 236. She is ranked 24th heading into the tomorrow. Senior Taylor Drenttel (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) ranks third on the team and 55th overall with a 246 after shooting an 81 (+9) today. Junior Kayleigh Dittes (Eden Prairie, Minn.) shot an 83 (+11), and first-year Sam Falk (Glenwood, Minn.) shot a 90 (+18). Dittes sits in 68th and Falk is in 82nd.
Individuals leading the field include UW-Eau Claire’s Catherine Wagner in first (225, +9), Centre’s Emily Bachert in second (226, +10), and St. Olaf’s Molly Erickson and St. Mary’s Doyle O’Brien in a tie for third at 227 (+11).
The NCAA Championships will come to an end tomorrow afternoon following the tournament’s fourth round. Gustavus will begin teeing off in the morning at 8:50 a.m.