Aurora Rises to 22nd, Misses Cut at NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Aurora moved up one spot to 22nd place after a third-round 342 Thursday, but missed the cut for the final round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club.
Aurora moved up one spot to 22nd place after a third-round 342 Thursday, but missed the cut for the final round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club.

HOUSTON, Texas --- Aurora University moved up one spot to 22nd place after a third-round 342 Thursday, but missed the cut for the final round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at Bay Oaks Country Club.

The Spartans finished with a 1,064 total after 54 holes, 12 shots back of Gettysburg College (1,052) for 21st place and three shots clear of Drew University (1,067) in 23rd place. Williams College fired a 300 in round three for a 915 total and leads New York University by eight strokes headed to the final round.

Lauren Anderson carded a third-round 81 to take the team lead at 44-over 260, one stroke ahead of teammates Becca Haseman and Hannah Schulz at 45-over 261. Anderson and Schulz, who posted an 85 Thursday, each had two birdies in their round. Haseman carded an 88 in her third round.

Madison Erickson also came home with an 88 in the third round, her best of the Championships. The round was highlighted by an eagle at the par-4 17th hole. She finished with a 292 total, one stroke in front of Sarah Isaacs at 293. Isaacs carded a 99 in her final round.

Emily Salamy of Rhodes College moved into sole possession of the medalist lead with a 74. At 7-over 223, she leads Williams' Cordelia Chan and Centre's Bailey Plourde by one stroke and Christopher Newport's Erica Whitehouse by two strokes. The top 19 golfers are within 10 strokes of the lead.