NCAA women's golf championships: All six Pac-12 teams advance to round four
Pac-12 women's golf is proving to be a force to be reckoned with, as all six teams will make the cut after day three, competing on Monday at the NCAA Championships.
The 1st place Trojans entered Sunday leading by five strokes and after a 3rd round team score of 291, they remain at the top of the NCAA Championships leaderboard by two strokes. Gabriella Then was the only member of the USC squad to shoot under par (finishing at 1-under), but a steady team effort was good enough to keep them in the lead. Robynn Ree scored three birdies and three bogies on route to a 72 on the day. Karen Chung and Tiffany Chan each recorded 74s, which placed them in a tie for 15th on the individual board.
USC in the clubhouse w/ NCAA 3rd Rd lead at 4-under after a 3-over 291 today. pic.twitter.com/LcBfPE7saZ
— USC Womens Golf (@USCWomensGolf) May 22, 2016
UCLA's day three score of 285 propelled them into a tie for 2nd place with Duke. Bronte Law had a team-best score of 69, including five birdies. Law is in a tie for 7th place on the individual board. Lilia Vu had three birdies on the day, resulting in a 3rd round score of 71. Bethany Wu and Louise Ridderstrom both had solid rounds, shooting 72 and 73 respectively. UCLA heads into Monday trailing USC by two strokes and tied with Duke for second.
The Huskies dropped a place in the standings, but still put forth a solid effort on the course on day three. Wenyung Keh had the best day on the course for UW, shooting a 69 (-3) with five birdies. The Huskies sit securely at third with a total score of 866.
Keh just picked up her 3rd birdie of the day on the par-3 hole 14 - she's now 2-under and the Huskies move back into 3rd place
— UW Women's Golf (@UW_WGolf) May 22, 2016
Stanford also moved down a place on the leaderboard, but remain in a good position heading into round four. Mariah Stackhouse led the way for the Cardinal, birdieing three holes on the back nine to finish 2-under. Shannon Aubert was even on the day, Lauren Kim and Casey Danielson both finished 2-over, and only a double bogey on the final hole put Sierra Kersten at 3-over for the round. Stanford has a team score of 868 before the final day.
— Stanford WGolf (@StanfordWGolf) May 22, 2016
The Ducks weren't as sharp on Sunday as they were on Saturday, but they still battled it out on the course to earn sixth place after day three. Kathleen Scavo was the only Duck to finished under par (-1), but Petra Salka broke even to help keep Oregon in the race. Even after finishing day three 1-over, Caroline Inglis is still tied for fifth on the individual leaderboard.
The Wildcats held their own among stiff competition on Sunday, finishing up day three with a team score of 873 and tied for eighth place. Lindsey Weaver was the star of the day for Arizona, birdieing four holes to finish 1-under (71). Despite the slight struggles today, UA kept the Pac-12 perfect and will hit the course again on Monday.
— Arizona Women's Golf (@UAWomensGolf) May 23, 2016