Women's Golf Moves to 8th After Day Three at NCAA Championship

Women's Golf Moves to 8th After Day Three at NCAA Championship

HOUSTON, Texas - The Amherst College women's golf team moved to eighth place following day three action at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas on Thursday afternoon.

The final 18 holes of the NCAA Championship will be played Friday at Bay Oaks Country Club. Amherst will tee off beginning at 7:45 a.m.

George Fox University shot an impresive 297 on Thursday and has now totaled 903 strokes after three days of action to take over the top spot in the 22-team field. Rhodes College is in second (301-300-306-907), while Williams College sits in third (303-303-308-914). Wittenberg University has totaled 917 strokes (314-298-305), while the University of Texas at Tyler has notched a combined score of 927 (313-312-302) to round out the top five teams. Amherst shot a 324 during round three and is now in eighth place (313-307-324-944).

Kristin Elich of George Fox and Nikki Isaacson of Rhodes led the field with low rounds of one-under-par 71s on Thursday.

The Mammoths were led by Morgan Yurosek '20 and Jessica Jeong '20 in round three after the first-year duo carded respective rounds of 74 and 76. Emily Young '20 followed with an 86, while Jamie Gracie '17 added an 88. Kate Weiss '19 did not finish.

With 18 holes remaining, Jeong leads the way for Amherst with a total score of 226 (77-73-76), followed by Yurosek (77-78-74-229), Gracie (82-81-88-251), Young (91-83-86-260) and Weiss (77-75-0-152).