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Rhodes Athletics | May 12, 2016

Records fall as Rhodes extends lead at championship

  Rhodes College is closing in on its second national title after breaking a scoring record set in 2001.

HOUSTON, Texas -- Top-ranked Rhodes College set a new NCAA record for lowest round at the championship with a 294 (+6) to extend its lead to 15 strokes after the third round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club. 

Additionally, junior All-American Mackenzie Cohen tied a NCAA record for individual low round at the championship as she shot a season-low 69 (-3) to lead the Lynx on the afternoon.

The Lynx now have a three-round score of 904 (+40) at the championship. No. 4 Texas-Tyler sits in second place with a three-round score of +55 while No. 2 George Fox and No. 3 Wittenberg are tied for third at +56. No. 9 Williams rounds out the top five with a score of +69. 

Rhodes leads the field in birdies with 37 thus far and is fifth in pars with 143. The Lynx are also first in Par 5 scoring at -2 and second in both Par 4 and Par 3 scoring at +53 and +14.

Cohen finished with five birdies on the day as she closed her final three holes with two birdies and a par. Cohen is second in Par 4 scoring for the tournament at +4 and second in Par 5 scoring at -3. She currently sits in third place with a three-round score of +9, four off the leaders.

Junior Sarahanne Vaughan, senior Meg Healy, and freshman Emily Salamy all finished with a 75 (+3) on the day to close out the record breaking round. Vaughan sits in fifth place with a total score of +8 while Salamy is in 12th place at +13.

Concordia-Morehead owned the former record for low round at the championship with a 296 in 2001. Earlier in the tournament, both Caroline Ordian of the Redlands and Macy Hubbard of Witterberg shot 69's to set the individual record. They are the current leaders at +2.


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