Nova Southeastern holds lead
Defending national champs enter final round up by nine
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. –- Three rounds are in the books at the 2012 NCAA championships and the No. 2 Nova Southeastern women’s golf team will take a nine-stroke advantage into the final 18 holes of play at the par-72, 6,283 yard Persimmon Ridge Golf Course.
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No. 1 Florida Southern made up six strokes on the Sharks Friday, but remain in second-place going into Saturday’s final round of play.
The Sharks shot a collective 315 on Friday with freshman Liliana Cammisa scoring a team-best +4 76. It was the third consecutive round inwhich Cammisa posted a +4 (76-76-76 -- 228), tallying 11 pars and a pair of birdies to move into a tie for third place on the individual leaderboard with Melanie Audette from FSC.
No.1 Abbey Gittings recorded a third-round +6 (78) and remains in second place with a three-round score of 225 (72-75-78). Gittings went for par on the final five holes of the front nine before sinking two bridies on the 10th and 13th holes.
Despite shooting her highest score of the tournament, No. 2 Daniela Ortiz remains the front-runner on the individual leaderboard. Ortiz shot a +7 79, but edges Gittings for the top spot heading into the final round.
After improving by four strokes from round one to two, Claudia Wolf improved again Friday, shooting her best round of the tournament, a +10 82, one stroke better than her second-round tally. Wolf scored eight pars on the day to go with two birdies.
The Sharks will again be among the final groups to tee of Saturday. Wolf will open play for NSU with her threesome at 9:50 a.m. Cammisa (10:00 a.m.), Gittings (10:10 a.m.) and Ortiz (10:20 a.m.) will each follow.