Loggers Card Best Round of Season at NCAA Championship
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Any nervous jitters that the Puget Sound Logger women's golf team had over the first two rounds of the 2009 NCAA Division III Championship seemingly disappeared as the team went out and shot their best round of the season, finishing the day with a 48-over 336 on the Wanamaker course at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Sophomore Natalie Nakamine (Pearl City, Hawaii/Roosevelt) shot under 80 for the third time this season as she led the way with a seven-over 79 on the classic Florida course. Maresa Jenson (Whitefish, Mont.) shot her best round of the season on the third day, carding a 10-over 82 while Megan Starr (Wayzata, Minn./Hopkins) also hired a season-best 86. Sophomore Sarah Bicker (Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline) finished with an 89 in the third round while Britt Hamlin (Corvallis, Ore./Oregon State) rounded out the Logger golfers with an 97, three strokes better than her season average.
The 336 was a season best for the Loggers by five strokes as their previous best came on the second day of the 2009 Northwest Conference Championship when Puget Sound fired a 341 to capture the conference title.
Defending champion Methodist remains atop the leaderboard in their quest for a 12th consecutive NCAA Division III title. Methodist junior Susan Martin is also in line for medalist honors, sitting at one-over through 54 holes.
The 2009 NCAA Championship will conclude on Saturday with the first groups set to tee off at 7:30 a.m. EDT.