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Limestone leads DII Championship, Gamecocks and Tigers move up

The 3rd ranked Limestone Saints have the lead after the first round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Championship in Dearborn, Michigan at the TPC of Michigan.

The Saints posted a 299 total to lead FIndley by a shot and 2nd ranked Lynn by 2-shots after the opening round.

Limestone has a 6-shot lead over the number 1 Division II team from Dallas Baptist after the first 18 holes.

All five of the Saints finished day one in the top-15 and all posted scores in the 70s.

Ebba Hellman shared the individual lead for a time during the first round before a bogey on her final hole dropped the Saint’s senior back into a tie for fifth place.

Taylor Oberparleiter finished at 3 over par to post the second best score for the Saints on day 1.

Limestone senior Ebba Hellman is tied for 5th place 2 shots out of the lead after the first round of the NCAA Division II Women’s championship. (Limestone Photo)

The individual leader at the tournament is Camila Madariaga from Lynn. The Fighting Knights golfer shot a 2-under par 70, including four birdies on her last five holes, to take a one shot lead over three golfers.

Anderson University’s Emma Charles shot an 8-over par 80 to be tied for 39th place.

NCAA Division II Championship scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22823

Gamecocks improve to second place at the Louisville Regional

Mathilde Claisse shot a second round 4-under par 68 to move up to second place and help the Gamecocks also finish the second day in second place.

USC posted a 286 second round, 9 shots better than their opening round, to be comfortably within the top-six places needed to advance to the NCAA Finals.

Most of the improvement came from the Gamecock’s number one player Pauline Roussin-Bouchard. The nationally top ranked player opened the tournament with a 7-over par 79, but bounced back in the second round to shoot a 1-over par 73 to be in 62nd place.

Furman’s Anna Morgan dropped out of the top-10 after carding a 3-over par 75. The SoCon Freshman of the Year is now in a tie for 20th place.

If Morgan hopes to advance to the NCAA Finals she must be among the top-3 golfers not on an advancing team.

Furman’s Madison Moosa is tied for 42nd while SoCon champion Sarah Eve-Rheaume shot a second round 75 to be tied for 78th.

USC Upstate’s Beem Pabsimma shot her second straight 75 to be tied with seven other golfers in 42nd place.

One of the golfers tied with Pabsimma is College of Charleston’s Victoria Huskey from Greenville.

The Cougars are in 17th place going into the final round on Wednesday.

Louisville Regional Scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22915

Tigers move up to 10th at Columbus Regional

Clemson’s second round at the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ohio was four shots higher than their first round, but the Tigers still improved four places in the standings.

Clemson is now 10th in the Regional. If the Tigers hope to advance to the NCAA Finals Clemson must be within the top-6 places.

Clemson needs to pick up nine shots to catch Kentucky for sixth.

Georgia has taken the team lead by 7-shots over Michigan with the Bulldogs’ Jenny Bae holding the individual lead.

Ivy Shepherd stands at 3 over par in tie for 13th place to lead all Clemson golfers going into the final round.

Columbus Regional Scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22913

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