DePauw in Second Place by One Stroke at Halfway Point of NCAA Championships

DePauw in Second Place by One Stroke at Halfway Point of NCAA Championships

May 9, 2012

DSC 8091Angola, Ind. - Following a round of 307, DePauw moved into second place at the halfway point of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships with a two-round total of 621, just one stroke behind 12-time defending champion Methodist.

Taylor Beaty (Sr., Decatur, Ind./DeKalb) leads the way with a 151 which is good for a tie for second place and two strokes behind leader Catherine Wagner of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Beaty (pictured) recorded an eagle on the par-5, 18th hole to shoot a 73 for the day. Paige Gooch (So., Fort Mitchell, Ky./Beechwood) birdied the final two holes for a 75 and a two-round total of 152 which is tied for fourth.

Kelsey Smith (So., Indianapolis, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) is tied for 26th at 158 after today's 81, while Abby Dickey (So., Elk Grove Village, Ill./St. Viator) is tied for 39th with a 161 including today's 78. Kelly Gaughan (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley) shot her second consecutive 82 and is tied for 52nd with a two-round 164.

The 307 round was DePauw's best in NCAA play.

Third-round play at the Zollner Golf Course takes place on Thursday and the tournament wraps up on Friday.

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