DII Women's Golf Championships: Rollins separates itself from pack
DENVER, Colo. – Coming into day two tied for the lead, Rollins came out firing, sitting as low as six-under midway through the round before finishing with a 288 and separated themselves from the field. The Tars (578) now sit eight shots ahead of second place Indianapolis, who shot the low round of the day at 286. Individually, Hally Leadbetter (-3) leads by two strokes while Paige Lyle (-1) is tied for second.
Indianapolis (586) was one of the big movers of the day, jumping four spots to sit alone in second, eight strokes behind Rollins. Dallas Baptist (591) shot a 298 on Thursday and held steady in third with Nova Southeastern (592) dropping three spots to fourth after a second round 302. Saint Leo (599) carded a 294 to leap five spots to fifth, seven strokes back of NSU.
Rollins began day two on the front and collectively shot two-under at the turn. The lead would grow to double digits as the Tars shot a combined four-under on 10 and 11 but top-ranked Rollins managed just a pair of birdies the rest of the way and finished with an even par round of 288.
Leadbetter (141) was fantastic on Thursday, shooting a bogeyless round that included three birdies and 15 pars to move into the lead after 36 holes but it was Lyle (143) who carded Rollins’ low round, shooting a career low 68 to move into a tie for second. Lexie Toth shot a 74 and is now tied for 10th with 145 strokes and Annie Dulman (150) is tied for 22nd after a second round 78. Madison Lellyo is tied for 52nd with 155 strokes.
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Leadbetter shot two under on the front, birdieing the par-four fourth and the par-five seventh, before shooting a one-under 35 on the back, birdieing the par-five 11th.
Lyle’s day was a bit more up and down, finishing with a pair of eagles, including holing out from the fairway on 10, three birdies, 10 pars and three bogey’s. The junior nailed a 15-footer from just off the green on 18 to top-off her career best round.
Feeling a bit under the weather, Toth was one-under on the front, posting eight pars and a birdie on seven. The sophomore birdied 10 to move to two-under on the day but followed with bogey-par-double en route a three-over 39 on the back.
After a three-over 39 on the front, Dulman carded back-to-back birdies on 10 and 11 but ran into a stretch where she was six-over over a four-hole span to move to plus-seven. The senior would recover to finish par-birdie on 17 and 18 to finish with a 78. Lellyo’s day two included a birdie, 12 pars, four bogey’s and a double.
Rollins will again play with Dallas Baptist and Indianapolis in round three, teeing off on No. 1 starting at 11:10am EST. Fans can follow all the action live at NCAA.com.