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Rhodes Athletics | May 14, 2014

Rhodes sits in first of second round

  The second round was suspended twice due to thunder delays, and several teams had to suspend play.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- After the second round of the NCAA women's golf championships, Rhodes sits in first with a five stroke lead after a second day total of 323.

Rhodes sits in front of the Texas-Tyler who carded a 312, for a two day total of 639. Mary Hardin-Baylor, the defending national champions, turned in a 31y6 for a total of 641. Top-ranked Washington (Mo.) turned in a 318 for a fourth place finish with a 646 total. Ithaca rounded out the top five with a team score of 650.

The second round was suspended twice due to thunder delays, and several teams in the field had to suspend play due to dark conditions. Round two will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday for the unfinished teams.

Senior Meg Healy led the charge for the Lynx in day two, recording a six-over par 78. Jessica Zweifel carded a seven-over par to pace the Lynx with a 79, followed by a nine-over par performance from fellow first year Nikki Isaacson with an 81. Sarahanne Vaughan rounded out scoring with an 85, followed by a 96 from junior, Jessica Ritter.

Zweifel now is tied for fifth place overall after two days of competition, with Isaacson sitting in a tie for eighth place. There are three players above the Lynx's top finishers yet to finish their second round.

The Lynx will tee off in the third round on May 15, with tee times to be released Thursday after the completion of the second round.

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