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Isabelle Lendl (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger)

Thursday May 24, 2012Lendl Leads Gators Up Leaderboard in Third Round of NCAA Championship

Franklin, Tenn.

Isabelle Lendl (Photo courtesy of Mike Strasinger)

The No. 12 University of Florida women’s golf team shot a nine-over 297 to move into a tie for 11th place after the third round of the NCAA Championship. UF, who entered the round tied for 15th, was led by junior Isabelle Lendl (Goshen, Conn.) who shot a one-over 73 during the third round at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

 

“It was great to shoot a round in single digits today,” Head coach Jan Dowling said. “The team was able to stay relatively patient, and we finished strong because of it. The course played tougher today with some difficult pin positions, and some more wind. We had some physical and tactical errors that held us up a bit, but it's always great to be playing in the afternoon in the final round of the NCAA Championships.”

 

Lendl, who’s one-over 73 is her best round since September 12, 2011 at the Cougar Classic, had four birdies on her final nine holes. Lend will enter the final round tied for 101st.

 

Isabelle played well, and was able to post a really solid number for us,” said Dowling. “She has been hitting the ball well enough to score, but had some big numbers in the previous two rounds. I'm proud of her comeback, and it was impressive to make four birdies on the front side.”

 

Senior Evan Jensen (Belleair, Fla.) carded here fifth eagle on the season on her way to a two-over 74. Jensen will enter the final round in a tie for 23rd.

 

Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, Camilla Hedberg (Sitges, Spain) will enter the final round of her inaugural NCAA Championship. Hedberg has a three-day total of 219 * (+3).

 

Junior Mia Piccio (Bacolod City, Philippines) handed in a 76 (+4) and senior Andrea Watts (Bradenton, Fla.) carded an 80 (+8) during the third round. Piccio will enter the final round tie for 54th while Watts will enter the fourth round tie for 101st.

 

No. 2 Alabama held on to the top spot with a tournament total of 877 (+18). The Tide lead No. 4 USC by two strokes. Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma and Giulia Molinaro hold a tie for the lead among all individuals after three rounds with a 212 (-4)

 

Lendl will tee off first for the Gators in the second round at 9:39 a.m. ET. All UF members will tee off of hole No. 10 to begin the second round.

 

“We are looking forward to tomorrow's opportunity. The plan is to go out and focus on our business, and let the scores take care of themselves. If we stick to our game plan and stay patient, I think our best round of the tournament is well within reach,” Dowling said.

 

Live stats for the NCAA Championship can be found here

 

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Team Leaderboard

PLACE

SCHOOL

TO PAR

1

2

3

SCORE

1

Alabama

+13

286

285

306

877

2

Southern Cal

+15

297

288

294

879

T3

Purdue

+19

293

295

295

883

T3

South Carolina

+19

302

281

300

883

T3

Virginia

+19

288

294

301

883

6

LSU

+7

293

294

297

884

7

North Carolina

+9

290

292

303

885

8

Arizona State

+11

292

291

304

887

T9

UCLA

+12

292

290

306

888

T9

Oklahoma

+14

294

295

299

888

T11

Duke

+15

289

302

301

892

T11

FLORIDA

+16

302

293

297

892

13

NC State

+17

299

294

305

898

14

Texas A&M

+17

301

298

300

899

15

Colorado

+19

297

298

305

900

T16

Michigan State

+19

296

311

294

901

T16

Vanderbilt

+23

306

284

311

901

T18

Pepperdine

+23

306

293

304

903

T18

Baylor

+27

299

304

300

903

20

Texas 

+28

297

295

313

905

21

Arkansas

+31

303

301

309

913

22

Tennessee

+31

300

307

307

914

23

Ohio State

+34

303

307

305

915

24

Stanford

+37

309

304

307

920

 

Individual Top-10

T8

PLAYER

SCHOOL

TO PAR

1

2

3

SCORE

T1

Chirapat Jao-Javanil

Oklahoma

-4

69

73

70

212

T1

Giulia Molinaro

Arizona State

-4

69

71

72

212

T3

Brooke Pancake

Alabama

-3

68

70

75

213

T3

Tessa Teachman

LSU

-3

69

74

70

213

T5

Katie Burnett

South Carolina

-1

74

67

74

215

T5

Portland Rozen

Virginia

-1

66

75

74

215

7

Doris Chen

Southern Cal

E

75

69

72

216

T8

Laura Gonzalez

Purdue

+1

67

76

74

217

T8

Britany Marchand

NC State

+1

71

70

76

217

10

Katherin Perry

North Carolina

+2

75

70

73

218

 

Florida Results

PLACE

PLAYER

TO PAR

1

2

3

SCORE

T11

Camilla Hedberg

+1

76

69

74

219

T23

Evan Jensen

+3

74

73

74

221

T54

Mia Piccio

+6

76

74

76

226

T101

Andrea Watts

+9

76

77

80

233

T101

Isabelle Lendl

+16

82

78

73

233

 

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