WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 13, 2011) - Rollins shot a third round 291 Friday and held onto second place by one stroke over third place Florida Southern heading into Saturday's final round of the 2011 NCAA Division II National Championship.
Nova Southeastern pulled further away from the field and all but sealed up its third straight national title. The Sharks tied the national scoring record that they set in the first round of the tournament and have now hung scores of 283-291-283 at the event. NSU's 857 strokes is the lowest three round score in tournament history and they are on pace to smash Rollins' all-time, four round record score of 1,185.
Rollins has held the second spot the entire weekend, carding scores of 293-300-291 for 884 strokes, 27 back of the Sharks. Florida Southern crept closer to the Tars and remains in third place by one stroke with scores of 299-299-287 (885). Tarleton State (901) and St. Edward's (911) round out the top five.
All-American Joanna Coe had a big third day and jumped four spots into a four-way tie for third. The senior has carded rounds of 76-71-70 on the week for a score of 217. She was on fire to start the day, scoring birdies on four of the first six holes and hitting the turn four under. Coe remained that way until a double bogey on No. 15. She got one stroke back with a birdie on No. 16 and finished the day with a bogey on No. 18.
Cecilia Kleinert posted an even-par 72 Friday and remained tied for seventh with a score of 219. She was one of the early leaders with a 69 and followed with a 78 Thursday. The junior played the front nine, one under with three birdies and two bogeys. She added another birdie on the par-three 13th, but stumbled with a double bogey on No. 18.
Fabia Rothenfluh sits tied for 11th after a third round 74. She shot scores of 73-73 the first two rounds and is one back of Kleinert with 220 strokes. She bogeyed the first hole and birdied the second, hitting the turn even. Two more bogeys came on the back for a two over 74.
Taylor Collins of Nova Southeastern continues to set records and leads the field. She carded rounds of 68-69 the first two days and posted a six-under 66 Friday and holds an 11 shot lead with 203 strokes.
The final round of the NCAA Division II National Championship is set for Saturday, May 14 at The Meadows in Allendale, Mich.