ALLENDALE, Mich. -- The best scoring round by any team in the opening two rounds of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship came on Thursday and it has helped propel Indianapolis into a sizeable lead at the midway point of the competition. After holding a one-stroke advantage entering Thursday’s play, Indianapolis fired a team score of 299 to take a 16-shot cushion into Friday’s third round of action.
The Greyhounds two-day score of 604 (+28) is well ahead of both Rollins and Central Oklahoma’s tally of 620 (+44). Lynn and Tarleton State -- who owned Thursday's second and third lowest team scores, respectively -- are both tied for fourth place with a 625 (+49).
One of 12 individuals competing, Midwestern State’s Brenna Moore, followed her opening round 74 with a 73 on Thursday. That puts Moore in the lead at the halfway point with a 147 (+3). Moore has collected 22 pars and seven birdies -- second most in the tournament -- during the first two days.
Nipping on Moore’s heels is Madison Lellyo from Rollins. The freshman was the Day 1 leader -- and one of just two players to shoot under-par during a round -- and owns a 148 (+4) heading into Friday’s third round.
Beegle and Young from Indianapolis are tied for third place along with Tarleton State’s Isabell Jimenez Perea at 150 (+6).