SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – State pulled off a remarkable comeback on the final three holes of cut day on Sunday. With a combination of precision shots and clutch putts, the Bulldogs’ furious rally secured their spot in the top-15 and breathed new life into their title aspirations. After the cut, MSU is 14th with 16-Over (880) for the event through three rounds.
Heading into the final round before the cut, State had some work to do. Throughout the day, the Bulldogs were able to continuously climb the leaderboard, inching closer to the cutline with each hole. With their title hopes hanging in the balance, the Dawgs unleashed a breathtaking display of golfing on the last stretch of the tournament. With unwavering focus and nerves of steel, Izzy Pellot managed to sink an eagle on 18 to spark the rally. State then produced four birdies, turning the tide of the competition in their favor. This late surge allowed MSU to propel above the cutline and complete their third-round comeback, moving eight spots in total on the day.
Despite facing stiff competition and navigating a challenging course, State finds themselves in the fourth and final day of stroke play on Monday. State will be paired with LSU and SMU for a 12:00 PM CT tee time. The final round of the individual championship on Monday will include nine additional players who are not on the top 15 teams that qualified for the final day of stroke play competition.
Julia Lopez Ramirez continues to shine for the Bulldogs and led the team throughout the day, turning in her second consecutive under-par round of the event. Throughout the third round, Lopez Ramirez sunk four birdies to secure a 2-under par (70) and move into a tie for 16th (2-Under).
Abbey Daniel secured her best round of the NCAA Championships on Sunday, posting a 1-under par (70) on the day. Daniel was essential for the Dawgs down the stretch, rolling in three birdies on the final four holes, including two straight on Holes 17-18 to rally State.
On Monday, the NCAA Championships reach their last round of stroke play. Once tomorrow’s round concludes, the field will be narrowed down to 8 contenders, paving the way for the commencement of match play on Tuesday. This stage will showcase quarterfinal and…
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