Coors tied for lead through 54 holes at NCAA Championship

Coors tied for lead through 54 holes at NCAA Championship

FINDLAY, Ohio – Saint Leo senior Marie Coors fired a three-over 75 amid much-less-than-ideal weather conditions in Friday's third round of the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship, and finished the day tied atop the individual leaderboard.

Coors has an eight-over 224 through 54 holes, putting her in a first-place tie with Dallas Baptist's Ann Parmerter. Parmerter went +5 over the final six holes, and carded a six-over 78 in her third round.

Barry's Charlotte Puts climbed two spots on the leaderboard with a four-over 76 on Friday, and is at 227 (+11) for the tournament. Dallas Baptist's Hanna Harrison (228, +12) and Tarleton State's Casey Wild (229, +13) are in fourth and fifth place respectively.

Battling temperatures in the mid-50s, rain, and a driving wind, Coors made par on 15 out of the 18 holes on the par 72, 6,206 yard Findlay Country Club course. She carded bogeys at nos. 8, 14, and 16 – all par 4 holes.

Coors will tee off from no. 1 at 8:40 a.m., and will be playing alongside Tarleton State's Wild and Florida Tech's Brittany LaPadula. LaPadula is tied for 13th overall with a 232 (+16).

On the team leaderboard, Barry University overtook Dallas Baptist and moved into first place after carding a 305 (+17) in Friday's third round. The Bucs are at 921 (+57) for the tournament, and have a three-stroke lead over second place Dallas Baptist at 924 (+60). The University of Indianapolis is in third place and six strokes off the lead with a 927 (+63).

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