May 15, 2014

Women’s Golf Slips to Fifth After Day Three at NCAA Championship

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., May 15, 2014 – Washington University in St. Louis slipped a spot to fifth place after a rain-shortened day three of the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship Thursday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Washington U. was +16 as a team through nine holes before play was suspended due to darkness. No. 9 Rhodes College (+69) continues to lead in the team standings, and has an 11-shot lead over No. 3 University of Texas-Tyler (+80). No. 7 Ithaca College (+83), No. 6 and defending national champion University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (+85) and No. 1 Washington University (+86) round out the top-five in the 21-team field.

Freshman Samantha Han continued to her consistent play to move 14 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 15th place. Han is +1 through nine holes on round three, and +20 for the championship. Sophomore Connie Zhou is also tied for 15th place at +20 heading into the final round. Georgiana Salant of Williams College is +9 through 46 holes and has the individual lead. She will take a four-shot lead into the final day.

Washington U. concludes play at the 2014 NCAA Division III Championship Friday with 27 holes beginning with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (ET). The Bears are paired up with Ithaca and No. 4 Williams for the final day.

Individual Results:
T15.                            Connie Zhou – 78-80 (+20)
T15.                            Samantha Han – 84-79 (+20)
T33.                            Andrea Hibbert – 86-79 (+26)
T38.                            Olivia Lugar – 84-80 (+28)
T38.                            Xin Fang – 82-86 (+28)