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Washington University Just Outside Top-10 at NCAA Championship

Washington University Just Outside Top-10 at NCAA Championship

From Washington University Athletics

The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's golf team improved on its opening round by firing a 317 on day two of the 2019 NCAA Division III National Championships Wednesday in Houston. 

The four-day, 72-hole event is being played on a par-72, 5,889-yard layout at Bay Oaks Country Club.

WashU sits in 11th place with a two-day score of 636 (319-317), and is 23 shots shy of leader New York University (311-302, 613).

Nina Kouchi (Grinnell), Emily Salamy (Rhodes) and Ziyi Wang (Carleton) are tied for the individual lead with a 5-over 149.

Senior Chloe DiPetrillo and freshman Julia Dai led the way on day two with a pair of six-over par 78s on day two. The duo sits in a tie for 29th place with a score of 157. Dai fired an even par 36 on the opening nine, closing out with two birdies on the final three holes.

Freshman Lydia Tsai rallied from a slow start playing the final 12 holes at 2-over to fire a 79 on day two. Tsai is tied for 15th place with a two-day score of 153 (74-79).

Junior Emily Carnes improved five shots from day one with a 10-over par 82. She had her lone birdie on the day at the par-4, 365-yard ninth hole and is in a tie for 81st place (87-82, 169). Senior Sabrina Ho also improved with a 12-over 84 and is tied for 97th place (91-84, 175). 

The NCAA held its "Folds of Honor" program during Wednesday's round. Each student-athlete played in honor of a fallen soldier. Folds of honor signs were also located on each tee box.

WashU is scheduled to tee off Thursday at 1:20 p.m. on hole 10, and are paired with No. 7 Rhodes and No. 17 Washington & Lee.

Team Leaderboard (top 5)
1. New York University, 311-302, 613
2. Methodist, 307-307, 614
3. Williams, 309-306, 615
4. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 315-303, 618
5. Carleton, 310-312, 622
11. WashU, 319-317, 636

WashU Scores
T15. Lydia Tsai, 74-79, 153
T29. Chloe DiPetrillo, 79-78, 157
T29. Julia Dai, 79-78, 157
T81. Emily Carnes, 87-82, 169
T97. Sabrina Ho, 91-84, 175