CONOVER, N.C. -- Lynn's top-ranked team has a 13-stroke lead heading into the final round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships at Rock Barn Golf & Spa after shooting a 291 on the par-71, 5,928-yard course for its lowest round thus far. Jessica Bradley carded a 69 to sit atop the individual player board after shooting the lowest round of the day.
Lynn shot seven-over par as a team on the front nine holes to make the turn neck-and-neck with Barry. Bradley made three of her five birdies from the day on the front nine, going back-to-back on holes five and six. After making the turn three-over par Ellen Chambers made back-to-back birdie putts on holes 10 and 11 to pick up two strokes for the Fighting Knights.
Louise Manalo shot a 74 in the third round to remain in a tie for fourth overall while teammate Samantha Smolen carded a 76 and is tied for 12th individually. Chambers finished the round four-over par with a 75.
Lynn shot its best round of the NCCA Championships with a 291 to shoot seven-over par. Barry and Tarleton State head into the final round tied for second place. TSU carded a 296 while the Bucs turned in a 301 in the third round. Lynn’s tournament leading 882 is the second best score in program history through 54 holes. Barry and Tarleton State both have a total score of 895 while Rollins (909) and Indianapolis (913) round out the top-5 teams.
Bradley’s 217 is her best score through 54-holes to date as she edges Central Oklahoma’s Taylor Neidy and Tarleton State’s Jessica Pickwick by one shot. A victory by Bradley would be her fourth career win and make her the all-time leader in tournament victories at Lynn.
Lynn has won four national titles in program history, the most recent in 2013 when the Fighting Knights dethroned four-time defending national champion Nova Southeastern by three strokes. The Blue & White tees off at 9:40 a.m. from hole No. 1 and will be paired with Barry and Tarleton State.