borchers double-eagle highlights C of I's Round 3
A rare double-eagle by Baylee Borchers was the highlight of The College of Idaho's performance today at the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships at Link Hills Golf Club in Greeneville, Tenn.
The Lady Yotes were done in by some misfortune, carding a season-high score of 346 to finish in 23rd-place - six spots out of a chance to play as a team in tomorrow's final round. Trish Gibbens shot a third round 80, with her 54-hole total of +15 (234) good enough for a tie for 37th - earning the right to play in tomorrow's final round as an individual, as players in the Top-40 (and ties) are eligible.
Borchers opened her round by hitting her second shot with a hybrid iron from 175 yards out on the Par-5 first hole perfectly. "I hit my shot, and I told myself that it was pretty good," the sophomore said. "I couldn't see the pin from where I was hitting, so when I got to the green, one of the parents told be to look down into the hole, and there my ball was. It was crazy. I never had a double eagle before. I couldn't even believe it." She finished her round at four-over, 77, the top round of the day for the Yotes.
Jocie Cracroft struggled with a 90 today and Reagan Sanford carded a 99. Melissa Clausen had her best round of the tournament, turning in a scorecard with a score of 81, however - a mistake on the scorecard forced tournament officials to disqualify the junior, changing the Coyotes team score from 328 to 346 and three spots overall in the team standings.
British Columbia holds the team lead by one stroke over SCAD-Savannah, with Shorter and William Woods all within 10 strokes. Cascade Conference rival Concordia sits in 13th-place after three rounds.
Gibbens will play in the fifth to the last grouping tomorrow.