GREENSBORO, N.C. - The women golfers for the University of North Carolina are in 13th place going into the final round of play at the Bryan National Collegiate. The Tar Heels were led by sophomore Elizabeth Mallett firing a 2-over 72, and contributing to the 15-over 303 team score.
Mallett, from Sutton Coldfield, England, shot four birdies, four bogeys, and one double bogey to finish the second round with a 3-over-par 147 in a tie for 17th place. Senior Jackie Chang, from Scottsdale, Ariz., is in 48th place with a 9-over 153. Chang recorded a 7-over 79 on day two with one birdie and eight bogeys. Not far behind her teammate is Katherine Perry with a 10-over 154. From Cary, N.C., senior Perry shot a 2-over 74 in round two with two birdies and four bogeys. Leslie Cloots, a freshman from Antwerp, Belgium, carded two birdies, four bogeys, and one double bogey in the second round to finish with a 4-over 76. Cloots goes into the final round of play in a tie for 70th place with a 12-over 156. The final Tar Heel team member is junior Maia Schechter going into round three with a 15-over 159. Schechter, from Takoma Park, Md., had six bogeys and three double bogeys and finished day two with a 12-over 84 in 85th place. North Carolina is playing one individual, sophomore Samantha Marks, who finished the second round with a 2-over 74. Marks, a native of Maitland, Fla., registered five birdies, five bogeys, and a double bogey to be in a tie for 48th place with a 9-over 153.
Third-ranked Duke is leading the field of 18 teams firing a 6-over 582. Florida State is coming is second with a 12-over 588. Ohio State and Louisville are in third with a 15-over 591 and fourth with a 17-over 593, respectively. Wake Forest and South Carolina are tied for fifth with a 19-over 595. Also tied are Michigan State and Penn State with a 21-over 597 in seventh place.
On the individual player leader board, Wake Forest's Sierra Sims is in first with a 2-under 142. There is a four-way tie for second with a 1-under 143 between Duke's Celine Boutier, Penn State's Ellen Ceresko, Louisville's Katie Petrino, and Clemson's Ashlan Ramsey. Duke's Laetitia Beck and Florida State's Matilda Castren each registered an even-par 144.
The 54-hole event finishes tomorrow and is being played at the Bryan Park Champions Course, which features a par 72, 6,386-yard layout. There will be an 8:30 shotgun start for the final round. Live scoring is available on GoHeels.com.