Regionals play through day two
May 4, 2009
Courtesy of NCAA Staff and Host Reports
Eastern Regional Second Day Cut Short Because Of Rain
The second day of the Eastern Super Regional in the D-II Women's Golf Championship may have been cut to just nine holes, but that didn't stop Grand Valley State from extending its lead over the competition to 19 strokes. See below for more!
Nova Southeastern Extends Lead At Super Regional Two
No. 1-ranked Nova Southeastern is in control after two rounds of the NCAA Division II Super Regional Two at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Sharks toured the El Campeon Course with a 291 (+3) and lead Florida Southern by 13 shots. Nova Southeastern was paced by sophomore Sandra Changkija. The Orlando, Florida product shot a 3-under 69 and was the only player to break par in the second round.
Defending national champion Rollins College enters the final day in third place, 16 shots off the lead. After a frustrating first round score of +31, the Lady Tars responded with a second round tally of +9. Belmont Abbey is in fourth, 18 strokes behind Rollins. The top three schools following Tuesday's final round will advance to the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship in Findlay, Ohio May 13-16.
Changkija and Florida Southern senior Heather Burgner are tied for the individual lead at
-2. Newberry freshman Maria Luz Besio, competing as an individual, is in third place at +3. The top three finishers not on a qualifying team will also advance to the national championship.
The NCAA Division II Super Regional Two is co-hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and the Central Florida Sports Commission. Second round tee times begin at 8:00 a.m. Monday. Full results can be found on golfstat.com.
Mavericks In Seventh After Round One of West Regional
OMAHA, Neb. – Erin Ommen shot a team-best 77 to lead the UNO golf team on the first day of the NCAA Division II West Regional on Monday at Ironwood Golf and Country Club. Ommen was in a three-way tie for third overall as the Mavericks held down seventh place in the nine-team tournament.
Tarleton State of Granby, Texas leads the regional with a team score of 318. West Texas A&M, Western Washington and California State Monterey Bay are in a three-way tie for second with scores of 324. Nine teams and four individuals are participating in the tournament.
Raelyn Smith, playing as an individual for Angelo State, shot the low round of the day with a 73. Carla Cooper of Tarleton State was second overall with a score of 74. Ommen was tied for third with Raelynn Farthing of Central Oklahoma and Kaitlin Parker of Western Washington.
Farthing had the highlight of the day when she aced the 137-yard second hole.
Dani Suponchick finished second for the Mavericks with a score of 82. Amy Powell was third with an 84. Rebecca Pollock shot an 85 to finish fourth for UNO while Abbey Weddle was fifth with an 86.
The top three teams and top three individuals not playing for those teams will advance to the national championship in Findlay, Ohio on May 13 – 16.
Round two begins Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. UNO golfers will tee off between 8:48 and 9:24 a.m.
Upper Iowa, Concordia-St. Paul Grab Early Lead at Super Regional 3 Championships
Sioux Falls, S.D. – Upper Iowa and Concordia University, St. Paul, lived up to their regional seeds as they separated themselves from the rest of the field after the first day of the NCAA Division II Super Regional Three Women’s Golf Championships Monday at Westward Ho Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The top two seeds in the tournament, Upper Iowa and Concordia sit tied atop the team standings after each squad shot 313 on the par 72 course. Host school Augustana (S.D.), the tournament’s sixth seed, is in third place after shooting a 327. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is fourth at 329, while Fort Hays State (Kan.), rounds out the top five at 332.
Upper Iowa was led by Rochelle Schmidt, who fired a 3-under-par 69 on Monday. The Peacocks have one other player in the top 10 as Rachael Schmidt is in a fifth-place tie at 79.
Concordia’s Anne Martin and Jacquelyn Hauser are second and third on the individual leaderboard. Martin shot an even-par 72, while Hauser carded a 74. Augustana has two golfers in the top five. Kelly Lauer and Kelli Lowry both shot 79 on Monday to join the six-way tie for fifth place.
Round 2 begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. (CDT).