Amherst Shaves Five Strokes Off Day 1 Score at Nationals

Amherst Shaves Five Strokes Off Day 1 Score at Nationals

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Amherst College was five strokes better on day two of the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship, and the Mammoths sit in 12th place after two days of play at Mission Inn Resort and Club.

The Mammoths shot a 328 as a team, and are +77 for the tourney, just one shot behind Transylvania and five shots out of a top-ten position.

Morgan Yurosek '20 continues to lead the way for the Mammoths, sitting in a tie for 26th place after following her Day 1 79 with an 82 (+15 for the tournament).

Lily Worden '21 shot the best round of the day for Amherst, firing a 77 and sits in a tie for 42nd with a 165 round. One shot behind Worden is Kate Weiss '19, who matched Yurosek with an 82 on the second day of play.

Zoe Wong '18 (82-87 – 169) and Isabelle Ouyang '21 (88-88-176) round out the scoring for Amherst with a T-61 and T-88th, respectively.

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps pulled ahead Wednesday at the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship, firing a 25-over-par 317 to finish 36 holes at 44-over 628 and moving five strokes ahead of second-place Williams, who shot 30-over 322 on the day to come in at 49-over 633 for the tournament.

Margaret Loncki of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Navika Kuchakulla of New York University shared the individual lead at the end of the day, both entering the clubhouse at 6-over 152 for the tournament. Kuchakulla shot even-par 73 on the day while Loncki carded a 2-over 75. They finished the round just a stroke up on Caroline Ordian, an individual competitor from Redlands. DePauw's Rachele Miller and Carnegie Mellon's Charlotte Simpson tied for fourth, just two back of the lead, at 8-over 154 for the tournament.

New York University fired the low round of the day, shooting 24-over 316 to maintain third place, nine strokes behind Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Carnegie Mellon shot 26-over 318 to come in 11 strokes back in fourth, while George Fox carded a 29-over 321 on Wednesday to finish the day in fifth place, 19 back. Methodist, DePauw, Whitman, Carleton and Berry rounded out the top 10.

All 25 teams and six individuals will be back on the El Campeon course at 7:30 a.m. for the third round of the tournament. At the end of the day Thursday, the field will be cut to the top 15 teams and the top six individuals not on those teams leading into Friday's final round.

The 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship is being co-hosted by Oglethorpe University and the Central Florida Sports Commission, marking the third time that the pair has collaborated to host the tournament at Mission Inn in the last five years.