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Falcons battle weather during second round at NCAA Championship

Falcons battle weather during second round at NCAA Championship

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship was halted by severe weather conditions Wednesday afternoon, forcing the Concordia University Wisconsin to finish the round Thursday morning.

The Falcons finished with the same team score as round one, posting another 413. The biggest improvement from round one to two for CUW came from sophomore Lexi Westphal (Brownsville, Wis.). Westphal improved 13 strokes, carding a 100 in round two and finished with three pars and birdied the par-3 15th.

Sophomore Nina Puch (Des Plaines, Ill.) again had the top round for the Falcons, finishing with a 97. Puch recorded six pars, including four out of five holes to close out the back nine. CUW started on hole number 10 during the second round of competition.

Freshman Megan Reddersdorf (Marengon, Ill.) finished round two with a 102, including closing her round with a birdie on the par-4 ninth. Reddersdorf added pars on holes 6 and 15 and finished just one stroke off her opening round 101.

Freshman Bridget Slater (Roseau, Minn.) had a strong improvement from day one to two, improving by 10 strokes and finishing with a 114. Slater recorded pars on holes 15 and 17. The Falcons favorite hole to play during the round proved to be hole number 15 as three players recorded par on the hole and Westphal sank a birdie. Rounding out the Falcons lineup was sophomore Madalyn Joannes (Wauwatosa, Wis.) as she carded a 128.

Rhodes College owns the team lead after two rounds with a total score of 634. The University of Texas Tyler posted the best round two score (312) and sits five strokes back of Rhodes. Georgiana Salant of Williams College is the individual leader after 36 holes of play with a nine-over par 153. She holds a two-shot lead on McKenzie Parks of Carthage College.

The Falcons were scheduled to begin round three at noon on Thursday but weather has once again forced a postponement. Make sure to follow live stats for updates on when the rounds will begin.