Special to The Sun
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —
Central Oklahoma’s struggles continued at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Friday.
The Bronchos made 10 double bogeys and two triple bogeys en route to a season-high 329 score on the rugged 6,228-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Legends Course at LPGA International, leaving UCO in 10th place with a three-round total of 975.
Nova Southeastern has an 881 total heading into Saturday’s final round, giving the four-time defending champion Sharks a one-shot lead over second-place Lynn.
Taylor Neidy had a 79 as the Bronchos had only one player break 80 for the third straight day. Katie Bensch came in with an 80, while Erica Bensch, Aly Seng and Tressa Brumley all shot their worst score of the year with 85s.
“It’s disappointing that we’ve played so poorly this week,” head coach Michael Bond said. “We just haven’t done a good job of staying out of trouble and away from big numbers and we continue to struggle around the greens.
“There’s one round left in our season and hopefully we can finish on a good note.”
UCO started its rounds on the back nine and Neidy got off to a solid start with seven pars and two bogeys in make the turn at 38. The junior standout had two birdies, a bogey and a par on the first four holes of her back nine to get to 1-over before dropping six shots to par on the last five holes for a 41.
Katie Bensch had an eventful opening nine, making four bogeys, three birdies and two pars to go out in one-over 37. She pared the par-4 10th hole to stay 1-over, but had a triple bogey, double bogey and two bogeys the rest of the way for a back-nine 43.