FINDLAY, Ohio (May 20, 2017) – Similar to its finish at the Super Regional, Rollins posted its best score of the tournament on the final day and took sixth at the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship.

The Tars shot a round of 302 Saturday and jumped two spots on the leaderboard into sixth. Rollins concluded the event, hosted by the University of Findlay at Findlay Country Club in Ohio, with a score of 1264 (319-327-316-302).  

Barry won the team title on the final hole, posting a 70-over 1222 (309-307-305-301) to beat runner-up Dallas Baptist by one stroke. Sunshine State Conference schools have won 17 of 18 NCAA Division II National Titles; Rollins owns six. Indianapolis, the only non-SSC school to win the national championship, was third with West Texas A&M and St. Mary's rounding out the top-five.

Paige Lyle closed her standout career in a tie for 28th, shooting rounds of 80-79-80-76 for a 27-over score of 315. She finished with a solid four-over 76 last round, starting on the back and playing the first nine-holes at two over. After the turn, the Orlando native posted four-straight pars before going bogey-par-bogey and finishing with back-to-back pars.

Junior Lexie Toth had Rollins best Saturday score, shooting a one-over 73 to tie for 33rd. The Dublin, Ohio native turned in scores of 84-80-80-73 for a 29-over 317. She was two-over after the first four holes, but went bogey free the rest of the way. She closed the first-nine with five-pars and added two more after the turn. She posted a birdie on the par-3 third and closed with six more pars.

Freshman Selin Timur tied for 40th with a score of 319, shooting 76-83-78-82. Junior Madison Lellyo tied for 47th with a 34-over 322. She posted scores of 81-85-78-78 on the weekend. On Saturday, she started with four-straight bogeys, but regrouped and played the rest of the way at just two-over.

Seher Atwal didn't factor into the individual standings due to withdrawing round two with an injury. She shot 82-84 and finished with a 75 Saturday, posting 15 pars and three bogeys.

Marie Coors of Saint Leo won the individual national title, the 14th time a SSC golfer as taken medalist honors.

The NCAA National Championship concludes the Tars 2016-17 season.

 

Day 3 RECAP

FINDLAY, Ohio (May 19, 2017) – Rollins turned in its best score of the week thus far and moved into a tie for eighth after day three of the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Teams again battled less than ideal conditions, including a one-hour weather delay in the early afternoon. Temperatures at Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio hovered in the low 60s with rain and driving wind.

Rollins shot a 316 Friday and is now 98-over with 962 (319-327-316) strokes. The score matches Arkansas Tech and Augustana in a tie for eighth and is three back of seventh-place Lee. Barry took over the top spot after a 305 and will take a 57-over (921), three-shot lead into the final round. Dallas Baptist (+60) is second while Indianapolis (+63) is third.

Freshman Selin Timur continues to lead Rollins and is tied for 25th, 21-strokes over par (237). She turned in a six-over 78 on Friday, highlighted by a quartet of birdies – two on the front and two on the back. Timur posted rounds of 76-83 the first two days and moved up eight spots on Friday.

Senior Paige Lyle produced a solid round with an eight-over 80 to sit in a tie for 21st. Starting on the back, she was three-over after the first nine-holes and played the back eight-over.

Juniors Lexie Toth and Madison Lellyo are tied for 46th with 28-over scores of 244. Toth shot a second-straight 80, which included a birdie on the par-5, 15th. Lellyo had the Tars low round with a six-over 78. She was even after four holes and ended the first nine at four-over. She was six over before finishing with a birdie-three on the last hole of the day.

Seher Atwal returned from an injury on Thursday to shoot an 84 on Friday, playing both the front and back at six-over.

Rollins will conclude the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship on Saturday, May 20. Fans can follow live at GolfStat.com.

 

Day 2 RECAP

FINDLAY, Ohio (May 18, 2017) – Rollins was unable to gain strokes on the leaders during day two of the NCAA Division II National Championship and fell to 11th at the tournament's midway point.

The University of Findlay is hosting the event at Findlay Country Club in northwest Ohio.

The Tars turned in a score of 327 and are now 70-over (646) for the tournament after Wednesday's 319. Dallas Baptist remained atop the leaderboard with a 23-over 610 behind rounds of 299-311. Barry is six-strokes back (309-307) with a 40-over 616 while Indianapolis is third with 619 (310-309) strokes.

Selin Timur and Paige Lyle are tied for 33rd to lead the way for the Tars. Lyle shot a seven-over 79 on Tuesday and jumped three spots after a first round 80. The senior started the second round with a birdie on No. 1 and ended the front at five-over. She was seven-over halfway through the back and then posted back-to-back birdies to get two strokes back. Timur added a round of 83 to her first round 76. She was even through the first four holes, but ran into trouble with a triple bogey on No. 5. She ended the front at six over and played the back five over.

Lexie Toth climbed eight spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 52nd with 164 strokes. She followed an opening round 84 with an 80 on Tuesday, featuring two birdies. Madison Lellyo is tied for 57th with a score of 166 (81-85). Seher Atwal was forced to withdraw due to an injury during the round and didn't record a round two score.

Rollins starts the second round three on Friday, May 19 on the back-nine starting at 9:45 a.m. and playing with Lee and Grand Valley State. Fans can follow the action live on GolfStat.com.

 

DAY 1 RECAP
FINDLAY, Ohio (May 17, 2017) –
 Fighting through warm, windy conditions, Rollins began defense of its national title with a first round 319 at Findlay Country Club to sit ninth with three rounds left to play.

Second-ranked Dallas Baptist opened a 10-shot lead on the field with an 11-over 299. Top ranked Barry is second with 309 (+21) strokes while Indianapolis is a shot back in third (310, +22). The third ranked Tars are one back of Missouri-St. Louis and Augustana and one stroke ahead of Lee.

Rollins started its day on the back-nine where red numbers were rare for all teams.

Selin Timur is tied for 13th after an opening four-over 76 to lead the Tars. The freshman was one-over through the first six holes before closing the first nine with birdie-par-birdie. She found another birdie on the par-five first and moved atop the leaderboard. Timur then ran into a rough patch with four-straight bogeys and finished with a double to slide into a tie for 13th.

Senior Paige Lyle turned in an eight-over 80 and is tied for 36th to start her fourth NCAA National Championship Tournament. She was five-over at the turn and found some momentum on the next-nine, including a birdie on the par-5 fourth. Madison Lellyo is a shot back in a tie for 42nd with an opening round 81. The junior was three-over on the back-nine and played the front at six-over.

Freshman Seher Atwal shot 82 and is tied for 50th at 10-over par. Lexie Toth is tied for 60th after an opening round 84.

The University of Findlay is serving as host of the event at Findlay Country Club.

Rollins will start round-two on the front, playing with Dallas Baptist and UIndy beginning at 9:20 a.m. Fans can follow the action live on GolfStat.com.