Cleveland, Tenn. – Lynn University's women's golf team shot a tournament-best 290 to jump five positions and take the overall lead after the second round of the NCAA Division II Women's South Regional Tournament. Helen Kreuzer moved into a share of the individual lead while both Kristina Ortiz and Matilda Wahren jumped into the top-10.
INSIDE THE TOURNAMENT:
Standing: 1st of 12 teams
Location: Cleveland Country Club | Cleveland, Tenn.
History at Event: Eighth consecutive appearance and 16th overall (played at Cleveland CC on Oct. 2, 2018)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The Blue and White shot two-over as a team and has a score of 591 after 36-holes, three shots better than second place Saint Leo (594). Limestone (597) and Barry (598) are holding on to third and fourth with Florida Tech (600) knocking on the door.
- Kreuzer had a clean scorecard on day two, knocking down three birdies with 15 pars for a three-under 69. She leaped four players and is tied with Saint Leo's Isabel Nesteus for first place at two-under par overall. Kreuzer was even through her first nine holes before draining birdies on three of the next six holes.
- Ortiz and Wahren matched each other's scores for the second consecutive day, each heading to the clubhouse with a one-under 71s and tied for seventh.
- Warhen nearly had the second clean scorecard after birdieing two of her first six holes and then sinking 11 straight pars only to make a bogey on her final hole.
- Ortiz was even through 12 holes before bogeying her 13th hole. She would got on a three-hole run of birdies before a bogey on the final green.
- Cristina Gutierrez and Amber Lee Svendsen also matched scores, logging rounds of 79 apiece.
BEYOND THE SCORECARD:
- The top four teams, and four individuals from non-qualifying teams, advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship.
- Lynn's 290 is its second lowest score of the season (286 in final round of the Barry Women's Invite).
- Kreuzer is one of three golfers to be under par for the tournament.
- Ten golfers shot par or better in the second round compared to only four on day one.
- Lynn is the only school to have three golfers shoot under par for a single round in this tournament.
- The Fighting Knights lead the field in total pars (121) and par 4 scoring (+26) and is second in par 5 scoring (+1) and third in par 3 scoring (+5).
- Wahren shares the lead of total pars (27) with three additional golfers while Kreuzer is next with 26.
- Lynn has won the NCAA Regional twice in its history, taking first in back-to-back seasons (2013-14).
- Kreuzer is vying to become the second golfer in program history to win the NCAA Regional. Ellen Chambers was co-medalist in 2014.
Lynn closes out play at the 2019 NCAA Division II Women's South Regional on Wednesday, May 8, beginning at 9:30 am from the first hole. Fans can keep up with live scoring at LynnFightingKnights.com.