Women’s Golf Pulling Away from the Field
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Lynn University’s women’s golf team shot a tournament-low 301 in the second round of the NCAA DII Fall Preview and holds a 12-stroke lead heading into the final day of competition. Three Fighting Knights are within the top-10 as Irene Calvo and Ellen Chambers are tied for fifth and Samantha Smolen is eighth individually.
Calvo and Smolen paced the Blue & White in the second round, each carding scores of two-over 74. Chambers, though, maintained her consistency after a one-year absence, shooting 75 for the second consecutive day for a 150 36-hole total. Calvo is also at 150 while Smolen is a shot behind at 151. Jessica Bradley showed a two-stroke improvement on the second day, posting a 78 while Louise Manalo was the drop score with an 82. Bradely is tied for 28th with a 158 and Manalo is tied for 31st with a 159 score.
Estefania Buritica ran into some trouble with an 86 and has a two-day total of 168 playing as an individual.
Opening the day in a tie for first, the Fighting Knights were able to pull away from the field and record a 606 team score. Barry (618) dropped 12 shots and is trying to hold off Florida Tech (621) for second. Central Oklahoma (622) made a jump to fourth while Florida Southern (623) is close behind to round out the top-five. Saint Leo (626), which had been third after the first round, fell to ninth.
Lynn tees off at 9:10 a.m. in the final round of the NCAA DII Fall Preview. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow @LUKnights on Twitter and Instagram.