SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After 54 holes of stroke play, the field of 30 teams at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship is now 15 after Sunday evening’s cut.
Stanford, the defending national champion, took the lead on the hardest scoring day yet at Grayhawk Golf Club. Wake Forest, which led after the first two days, is tied for second with Texas. USC and Florida State are the only other teams under par.
USC’s Catherine Park, fresh off her NCAA record-tying round Saturday, leads the individual competition by four shots with 18 to play. There’s a three way for second that includes Rose Zhang, the defending NCAA individual champ.
Come Monday, the top eight teams after the final round of stroke play will make match play, which begins Tuesday morning.
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Meet the 15 teams who made the first cut at Grayhawk.
A day after setting an NCAA record for lowest round in an NCAA Championship, the Cardinal finished strong. Sadie Englemann made eagle on the par-5 18th, and Zhang added a birdie of her own after a narrow eagle miss. Stanford sits at 13-under 851 trying to lock up the top seed to head into match play.
Birdie – Eagle finish for @SadieEnglemann!
📊 » https://t.co/ugrxjRgtT4#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/wsF6ogJeLJ
— Stanford Women’s Golf (@StanfordWGolf) May 21, 2023
Wake Forest struggled on Sunday, carding an 11-over 299 after back-to-back stellar rounds to open. Lauren Walsh, who led the individual competition when Sunday started at 10 under, carded a septuple bogey 11 on the par-5 fourth hole. However, the Demon Deacons missed the 15-team cut last year, so it’s a major step forward this time around.
Round Three 📸#GoDeacs 🎩⛳️🏆 #NCAAGolf pic.twitter.com/JI8QGCC6xr
— Wake Women’s Golf (@WakeWGolf) May 21, 2023
Texas had a stellar round Saturday and followed it up with a strong 2-over performance on Sunday, moving into a tie for second. It’s good enough to put the Longhorns in the final grouping with Stanford and Wake Forest, the top two seeds, in the final day of stroke play. Huai-Chien Hsu is 4 under and T-8.
Texas Fight! 🤘
Horns complete round 3 at NCAA Championships at T2 on the leaderboard at 6-under par.#HookEm pic.twitter.com/9hjGd72VPX
— Texas Women’s Golf (@TexasWGolf) May 21, 2023
USC matched Texas with a 2-over 70 and sits at 2 under overall. Park has carried…
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