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Arizona State's Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women's golf title

WWU Golf Vikings in the hunt after first day of NCAA D2 Championships Arizona State's Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women's golf title
Kelley Robertson | 23 May, 2017, 11:50

One of the most successful seasons in Arkansas Tech University women's golf history culminated with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships at Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio, May 17-20.

BU shot 18-over 306 in Monday's final round and finished at 53-over 917, three stokes in front of the cut.

ASU faces Florida in their quarterfinal match on Tuesday morning. Stanford placed second in stroke play at 41-over 905. BU returns only one player from the 2015 national runner-up squad in Dylan Kim, but junior Amy Lee competed for USC in that same match play. Lee needed a par on the 18th hole to clinch Baylor's spot in match play, and she almost chipped in for eagle from 20 yards out before tapping in with a birdie. Freshman Kristen Gillman (78-78-70/226) tied for 17th at 10-over par after a two-under par final round. Lee punched her second shot to the fringe of the green, then flicked a chip to within inches of the hole, leading to the tap-in birdie putt. It is Harris' second selection by USA Basketball following her role in the 2016 FIBA U18 Americas Championship gold-medal team and marks the fourth-straight season that a current or future Gamecock will don a USA Basketball uniform in global competition.

Shayne Allan and Travis Simmons both carded a 75 in the opening round to sit at five-over par and tied for 68th place.

Host school Northwestern led eight teams advancing to match play that will decide the team title the next two days.

Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy Seals
She struck it very well and rolled a lot of great putts. “I think its best Ive ever seen it, ” Lincicome said about the course. But this course is absolutely handsome and to see it from 10,000 feet is unbelievable". "Fairways are running well.

Additional teams in the running are No. 24 Purdue (+45) in 11th place, followed by No. 3 Florida (+46), No. 35 North Carolina (+48), No. 9 Furman (+49), No. 21 California (+49), No. 28 Michigan (+54), No. 44 Michigan State (+57) and No. 37 Clemson (+57). In a field packed solid among the top 12 teams, USC remained inside the top 8 throughout the afternoon, reaching as high as a tie for third. Cole Dillon rebounded from a bogey, triple bogey start to record two birdies, two bogeys and 12 pars over the final 16 holes to finish with a four-over par 74.

Baylor's 12-over 300 tied the fourth-best round of the tournament.

Marfa Sans shaved seven strokes off her Sunday score with a 7-over-par 79 in the third round and finished the tournament 30-over-par 246 (81-86-79).

Maria Vesga is also tied for ninth in par-4 scoring at 4-over 4.20.

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