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Washington-St. Louis Athletics | May 15, 2015

Washington-St. Louis takes lead on Day 2

  Erin Drolet is now in 18th in the individual standings with a two-day total of 162.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -- Freshman Erin Drolet fired a 4-over 76 to lead Washington-St. Louis to a 318 on Day 2 of the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship held at the El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club.

WashU, which was in third place after the conclusion of Round 1, took over first place in the team standings with a two-day score of 638 (320-318). The Bears have a three-shot lead on second-place Williams (319-322, 641) and a nine-shot lead on Day 1 leader Redlands (314-333, 647).

"We had a great start [Wednesday]. We were ready to go even though we had a short turnaround," WashU head coach Sean Curtis said. "I think everyone is starting to feel more comfortable on the course. They understand this is a hard course and there are going to be some rough spots. The team is doing a great job of taking it one hole at a time."

Drolet rebounded from an opening-round 86 to post the low score of Day 2 for WashU. She started on the back nine Wednesday and fired a 3-over 39 with birdies on Nos. 11 and 16, and finished strong by posting a 1-over 37 with five consecutive pars to end the round. She moved into 18th place in the individual standings with a two-day total of 162 (86-76).

"I was nervous at the start of [Tuesday], and got things going at the end of the day. I got my driver back [Wednesday] and I started hitting the fairways," Drolet said. "The excitement of everything [Tuesday] got me a little nervous. I wanted to get back to the basics and play golf. There is still a lot of golf to play, and we are playing well as a team. I am looking forward to the next couple of days."

Senior Olivia Lugar had the overall lead after Day 1 but fell into third place in the individual standings after a 6-over 79 on Day 2. She fired a 3-over 39 on the first nine holes with six pars and three bogeys, and then posted a 4-over 40 on the front nine with a birdie on the final hole. Lugar is seven shots back of the overall leader McKenzie Ralston of Mary Hardin-Baylor (74-71, 145).

Junior Connie Zhou got back into the top 20 with a 6-over 79 on Day 2. Zhou scorched the back nine with an even-par 36 after birdies at No. 15 and No. 16, but struggled on the front with a 7-over 43. She is in 13th place with a 161 (82-79).

Sophomore Samantha Han remained in the top 30 in 23rd place with a two-day total of 163 (79-84). Han shot a 5-over 41 on the back and a 7-over 43 on the front, with her lone birdie at the par 3 No. 12. Sophomore Jessica Wibawa rounds out the lineup for WashU and is in 74th place with a score of 180 (95-85).

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