GREENEVILLE — Posting their second consecutive round of 318, Lee continued to move up the leader board in the NAIA National Women’s Golf Championship being played at the Links Hills Golf and Country Club.
After 54 holes of play in the 72-hole event, the Lady Flames moved into the 11th place with a 943 total. Embry Riddle (Fla.) is the tourney leader at 943, while California Baptist is two strokes back at 945.
“Once again I was pleased with our round today,” said coach John Maupin. “I think we played very solid. We were looking to move up the leader board when the day started and that’s exactly what we accomplished.”
Maupin added, “For the second day in a row we closed our round with a strong back nine. I think this has been a great experience for our young team. We are excited about the opportunity we have tomorrow.”
Geandra Almeida and Courtney Shelton continued to set the pace for the Lady Flames. Almeida has improved each day and fired a 4-over par 77 on Thursday. She is tied with freshman teammate for the 24th spot in medalist play (240). Shelton, who has also lowered her score each outing, came in at 78.
Sloane Skinner is at 247 after an 82. Kristin Bourg had another 81 and is just one stroke back of Skinner (248). Amanda DeJiacomo will seek to bounce back on Friday after an 89 and a 262 total.
In the battle for top medalist honors, Nathalie Silva (California Baptist) and Kylie Barros (British Columbia) are the tourney leaders, deadlocked at 222.