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Gamecocks make the cut

South Carolina has fought back from a horrendous start to the NCAA Championship and have made the cut to play for a spot in the match play championship.

The Gamecocks shot a 1-under par 287 to move up to 12th place. USC finished the 3rd round 8-shots above the cut line and is one of the top 15 teams to keep playing.

“Good day for the Gamecocks,” said Gamecock coach Kalen Anderson. “They did a great job fighting back. Super proud of their resilience today,” she said.

The Gamecocks are 6-shots out of the 8th position, the last spot to qualify for match play.

“We’re six back of the top eight, just got to go out and post a good round tomorrow. We’re gonna get after it,” said Anderson.

The Gamecocks highest ranked player Pauline Roussin-Bouchard continued her comeback from an opening round 81 with her second straight under par round.

Roussin-Bouchard carded a 3-under par 69 to move up 38 places and now is in a tie for 43rd.

Paula Kimer continues to be the top Gamecock golfer shooting another 73 in the third round to be tied for 16th.

Stanford has increased their lead in the team standings and is now 20 shots in front of Duke.

Individually Rachel Heck from Stanford has a 5-shot lead in the individual standings.

NCAA Championship scores from GolfStat http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=22827

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