GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (May 8, 2018) – Rollins posted the lowest second-round score in the field Tuesday and moved into second at the NCAA Division II South Super Region Tournament.
After all four counters birdied the last hole of the day as the 10th-ranked Tars jumped top-ranked Nova Southeastern into second, just three shots back of leader, fifth-ranked Barry. Rollins is 10-shots clear of fourth place Lynn with the top-three teams after the final round advancing to the NCAA National Championship.
The leaderboard when the dust settled Tuesday has Barry at 22-over with 598 (297-301) strokes, followed by Rollins with a score of 601 (303-298, +25) and Nova Southeastern at 602 (296-306, +26). Lynn is currently on the outside looking in, sitting fourth with 612 (310-302, +36) strokes.
Those four schools have combined to win nine of the last 10 NCAA national titles.
Rollins' Seher Atwal jumped two spots and moved into a tie for fourth, shooting a second-straight round of 74 (+4). The sophomore started on the back and was even through three holes before running into three-straight bogeys. She then carded pars nearly the rest of the way until a birdie-four on the last hole of the day.
Lexie Toth also shot 74 Tuesday, one better than Monday, and is up four spots into a tie for seventh (149, +5). Her round nearly mirrored that of Atwal with three bogeys on the back and a birdie on the finishing hole.
Madison Lellyo had the Tars low round of the day with an even-par 72 and joined Toth in a tie for seventh (149, +5). Coming into the day after a first round 77, the senior bogeyed her second hole of the day, but quickly got it back with a birdie two on the third hole. She got to one-under with another birdie on a par three before the turn. Lellyo took two bogeys coming down the stretch and then birdied the last hole.
Selin Timur is tied for 28th with an 11-over 155. Entering the day with a 77 on Monday, the sophomore shot a 78 Tuesday, highlighted by a birdie on the 18th hole of the day. Lara van Staden is tied for 53rd with 162 (+18) strokes, carding rounds of 79-83.
As a team, Rollins is dominating the par-3's, leading the field with a 3.13 average on the short holes. Both Atwal and Toth are playing at one-under on the par-3 holes while Lellyo is averaging three strokes per.
Barry's Tilda Larsson leads the field at four-under, shooting rounds of 68-72.
Hosted by Christian Brothers University at Germantown Country Club, the final round of the NCAA Division II South Super Regional is set for Wednesday, May 9. The Tars will play with the Bucs and Sharks in the last set of tee times, starting at 10:30 am ET. Fans can follow the action with live scoring at GolfStat.com.