HOUSTON, Texas --- Aurora University improved upon its first-round score by 16 strokes but was unable to make a move in the team standings after round two at the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships.
The Spartans posted a second-round 353 Wednesday and sit in 23rd place overall with a 722 total. Aurora trails Drew University and Gettysburg College (both 714) by eight strokes for 21st place. New York University (613) leads Methodist University (614) and Williams College (615) headed to round three.
Becca Haseman, Lauren Anderson and Hannah Schulz posted matching 16-over 88s to lead Aurora, while Sarah Isaacs added a 17-over 89 and Madison Erickson carded a 98. Overall, Haseman is the best-place Spartan in the medalist standings. She is tied for 92nd with a 29-over 173 total. Schulz is next in 100th place at 32-over 176, followed by Anderson in a tie for 102nd place at 35-over 179. Isaacs is tied for 118th at 50-over 194 and Erickson rounds out Aurora's contingent in 127th place at 60-over 204.
Grinnell's Nina Kouchi, Carleton's Ziyi Wang and Rhodes' Emily Salamy are tied for the medalist lead at 5-over 149. The trio leads a group of five golfers by one stroke at the midway point of the Championship.
The Spartans will have an early tee time in Thursday's third round, going off the No. 1 tee in a wave beginning at 8:20 a.m. Aurora will be paired with Gettysburg. The field will be cut to the top 15 teams and six individuals not on those teams after 54 holes.