The Florida women’s golf team enters the final round of the NCAA Columbus Regional today on top of the standings. All they have to do is finish in the top six to advance to the NCAA Championships next week in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Scarlet Course Not a Problem
The Gators have a one stroke lead over the second place Ohio State Buckeyes and a seven stroke lead on the Florida State Seminoles. Even though the Buckeyes are playing on home turf, Florida has the slight edge over them. If it wasn’t for an impressive 289 second round score for Ohio State, the deficit would be much higher.
Before the start of the final round, it looks like Florida, Ohio State, Florida State, and South Carolina will definitely advance.
Michigan and Purdue cling to the fifth and sixth spot with Texas A&M and Arkansas not far behind.
While the top six teams advance to the championship round, only three golfers from each regional compete next week on an individual level. Barring any once in a lifetime scores, only Kelly Grassel of the Gators has a shot at finishing in the top three for Florida.
Entering the final round, she is sitting tied for fourth at +2; the leader is Maddie Szeryk from Texas A&M at -1.
Here’s what head coach Emily Glaser has to say entering the final round of the Columbus Regional.
“We have a chance to win our region and we want to make the most of the opportunity. I know the team is excited and up for the challenge.”
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