PALM COAST, Fla. – Grace’s women’s golf team remains atop the leaderboard after two rounds at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships.
The Grace men are currently in fourth as they continue their quest in the NCCAAs.
The Lady Lancers are tied for first after Tuesday’s round, carding a team total of 327 after Monday’s 319. Erskine College made a 12-stroke jump on Tuesday to tie Grace for first.
Campbellsville is third overall, 15 strokes behind Grace and Erskine.
The Lady Lancers, in just their fifth season of existence under head coach Denny Duncan, are vying for their first national championship.
Lucy Young led Grace on Tuesday, just as she did on Monday, by carding a round of 80. Rachel Harvey and Sydney Abbott both shot 82 during Tuesday’s round at the Hammock Beach Resort’s Ocean Course.
Anna Marshall rounded out the team’s scoring with an 84, and Carolyn Pacocha fired an 85.
The third and final round of the championships will tee off Wednesday morning. Grace will begin at 8:50 a.m., paired up with Campbellsville and Erskine.
After the second round at the 2019 NCCAA National Championships, Grace’s men’s golf team dropped a spot to fourth place.
The Lancers, who recorded a team score of 301 on Monday, followed that up with a 305 during the second round.
Grace sits in a logjam in the middle of the pack; only 11 strokes separate second-place Campbellsville from fifth-place Cedarville. Erskine is in first overall, holding a 15-stroke cushion over the rest of the field.
Blake Lawson made a major comeback. After struggling with an opening-round 83, the freshman ripped off a three-over 75 on Tuesday.
Camden Gongwer continued his impressive tournament with a second straight round of 76, and Noah Wright and Jacob Abrahamson each carded 77.
Wright currently places ninth on the individual leaderboard; the top 10 finishers in the tournament are named All-American. Gongwer is in a tie for 13th place.
The Lancers end the tournament on Wednesday with 18 more holes at Hammock Beach Resort’s Conservatory Course.