Schreefel In Hunt For NCAA Individual Title
May 19, 2005
Freshman Dewi-Claire Schreefel and junior Irene Cho continued their strong play, again leading USC on the third day of the 2005 NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort on Thursday (May 19).
USC, the 2003 NCAA champs, started the day in seventh, 13 strokes back, and inched up to within five strokes of the lead midway through the day. But while playing the tough first nine holes on the back end of the day, USC fell off the pace, finishing with a 301 on Thursday. Troy is eighth overall with a combined score of 900 (+48).
Duke shot a sizzling 6-under to take a commanding first-place lead at 873, leaving Auburn and UCLA eight and nine shots back, respectively.
Schreefel had four birdies in the first nine holes and vaulted to the individual lead, but came back to the pack on the back nine, finishing with a 74. At 218 (+5) for the tournament, she is still well within striking distance, however, tied for fifth, five shots off the lead.
Junior Irene Cho maintained her fine play, shooting a 73 (+2). She has a three-day total of 221 (+8), good for a tie for 16th overall.
Sophomore Veronica Felibert came in at 77, leaving her at 229 (+16), tied for 67th.
The tournament concludes Friday (May 20).