Belles have work to do to make cut at NCAA Division III golf championship

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. – Coach Susan Holt’s Saint Mary’s women’s golf team got five-over par rounds from Haley Angel and Julia Lizak and the Belles totaled 322 after the first day of the NCAA Division III women’s golf championships being played at the par-72, 5,835-yard Keene Trace Golf Club.

Angel, the senior No. 1 from the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, Fla., made three birdies and eight pars in her opening round. Lizak, the sophomore No. 2 from Riverview, Mich., and Divine Child, made five birdies, three in a front-side 34 but stumbled home with a 43. The two Belles golfers were tied for 35thindividually.

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No. 4 Amanda Melling, a sophomore from East Lansing, Mich., and Lansing Catholic, made two birdies in her round of nine-over 81 which left her tied for 82nd place. Freshman No. 4 Colleen Hand shot 87, while junior No. 3 Katelyn Tokarz shot 91.

Saint Mary’s was tied for 18th place and needs to finish 15th or better Wednesday to continue on in the tournament. The top 15 teams plus top six individuals not on those teams advance to Thursday’s third round.

Emory University totaled a seven-over 295 and was three strokes ahead of Carnegie Mellon in the team competition with Pomona-Pitzer and Illinois Wesleyan tied for third at 17-over 305. Washington and Lee was alone in 15th place after posting a 29-over 317 total, five strokes better than Saint Mary’s.

This article originally appeared on South Bend Tribune: NCAA Division III Golf Championships in Nicholasville, Kent.