Ephs Surge to an 8-Shot Lead After Day 3 of 4-Day NCAA Championship

Stella Woo
Stella Woo


HOUSTON – With one round remaining in the 2019 NCAA DIII Women's Golf Championship being played at Bay Oaks Country Club the Williams College Ephs have jumped from two shots back of the leaders to being in the lead by eight shots.

Over three days the Ephs have compiled a score of 915. NYU is second with 923 and CMS is 11 shots back in third place with 926.

Today the Ephs played the par 72 5,889-yard layout in impressive fashion. The Ephs posted four scores better than 77 on a warm and sometimes windy day. The Eph team score of 300 today is a team one round record at an NCAA Tournament.

In 2013 the Ephs shot 304 at Baytowne Golf Club in Destin, Fla., but that record like so many others today and this year was smashed.

Senior Cori Chan shot a two over par 74 today and as is her trademark she was consistent throughout shooting one over on the front nine and one over on the back nine. Chan is one shot back on the individual player leader board. 

First year Olivia White was one under on the front nine courtesy of an eagle on the par 5 seventh hole. Hitting into the wind on her second shot on the seventh hole, White elected to go with a four wood and she got the ball on the green.

White then stood over a 23-foot putt and calmly stroked the ball into the cup for an eagle.

Holly Davenport's 76 came from being two over par on both the front and back nines. Stella Woo mirrored the Davenport effort.

Tomorrow the Ephs will begin teeing off at 9:00 AM from the first tee and they will be joined by NYU and CMS. CMS was the team that beat the Ephs in a two-hole playoff.

The Ephs will be gunning to record their 12th straight top ten finish at the NCAAs, eighth straight top five finish, and win a second NCAA title.

The Ephs are in a good position to deliver a third consecutive top fourth finish under Adalsteinsson.