Women's Golf Vaults Into Second Place At NCAA Championship

Maria Paola Fiorio is the clubhouse leader after two rounds. Photo by Joel Auerbach.

CONOVER, N.C.—The Barry Buccaneers vaulted from fifth to second place after the second round at the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship at Rock Barn Golf & Spa. The Bucs fired a school-record 289 (+5) and made up eight strokes on defending national champions Lynn.

Maria Paola Fiorio led the charge for the Bucs. The sophomore from Torino, Italy, came in at even par for the day, tying the low round, and goes into tomorrow's third round as the individual leader. Despite closing the round with a bogey on 18, she overtook Saint Leo's Marie Coors when the latter took a triple-bogey on the same hole.

Lynn, who shot 297 (+13) today, maintained the lead after two rounds. The Knights, who led second-place Rollins by three strokes entering the day, still lead by three over Barry. Tarleton State is in third after firing 299 (+15). Rollins fell to fourth after a 306 (+22) and Central Oklahoma is fifth after a 307 (+23).

Behind Fiorio (+2), Coors is tied with Lynn's Louise Manalo at three over par. Haley Naught of St. Edward's and Hally Ledbetter from Rollins are tied for fourth at four over par.

Daniela Murray and Nancy Vergara both carded one-over-par 72 today. Murray is tied for 15th at +7, while Vergara (+9) is tied for 22nd. Nicky Ferre and Martina Bertuccioli are tied for 27th in the 72 player field at +10.

The tournament continues on Friday and the champion will be crowned on Saturday.

 

Team Leader Board 
Course:Rock Barn Golf & Spa: NCAA Tees     Par 71 - 5928 yards
current
position
teamscoringroundstotal
score
to parthrutoday12
1
1Lynn
+23F  +13294297591
2
4Barry
+26F  +5305289594
3
5Tarleton State
+31F  +15300299599
4
2Rollins College
+35F  +22297306603
5
11Central Oklahoma
+40F  +23301307608
6
33Findlay
+50F  +25309309618
T7
12Indianapolis
+53F  +27310311621
T7
9St. Edward's
+53F  +26311310621
9
20Arkansas Tech
+57F  +30311314625
10
23Grand Valley State
+58F  +27315311626
11
16Dallas Baptist
+60F  +25319309628
12
42SW Oklahoma State
+87F  +44327328655

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