W&L Women's Golf Sits in 10th-Place After Day 2 at NCAA's

Laurie Jones

HOUSTON, Texas – The 17th-ranked Washington and Lee women's golf team is in 10th-place out of 25 teams after the second day of competition at the NCAA Division III Championship held at the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas on Wednesday.

Third-ranked NYU moved up six spots on Wednesday and leads the team portion of the event by one stroke over 10th-ranked Methodist.  The Violets claim a +37 score of 311-302—613 and the Monarchs are at 307-307—614 (+38).

Washington and Lee is 21 strokes back of NYU in 10th-place with a two-day total of 311-323—634 (+58).

Three players sit atop the individual leaderboard, as each has carded a +5 score of 149 through two rounds.  W&L is paced by sophomore Beth Ann Townsend (Greenville, S.C. / Travelers Rest), who is tied for 25th out of the 131 golfers in the championship with a +12 score of 78-78—156.

Junior Griffin Foultz (San Antonio, Texas / St. Mary's Hall) and sophomore Laurie Jones (Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity) are both just one stroke behind Townsend in a tie for 29th-place.  Foultz has carded 76-81—157 (+13) and Jones has posted 75-82—157 (+13).

First-year Savannah Johnson (Owens Cross Roads, Ala. / Huntsville) is tied for 65th with a two-day total of 82-82—164 (+20) and sophomore Hannah Wright (Thompsons Station, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy) is in 124th-place with a 103-97—200 (+56).

W&L will be back in action against on Thursday with the third round from Bay Oaks.

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