May 14, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

MESA, ARIZ. - The John A. Logan College women's golf team maintained possession of 13th place Wednesday following a much-improved third-round score of 356 at the National Junior College Athletic Association championship, held at Longbow Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz.

The round of 356 matched the Vols' first round on Monday. They now sport a combined score of 1,089, only six strokes back of No. 12, Des Moines, Iowa.

Vols' freshman Adrian Brown of Carterville turned in her best effort of the meet with a round of 81, moving her up to a tie for 32nd place at 249.

Sophomore Kirsten Faulkner of Metropolis also played better Wednesday, finishing with an 18-hole score of 84 and combined score of 253, resulting in a tie for 39th place.

Sophomore Chelsea Capel of Marion had the team's third-best score at 91 and has a three-day total of 269, tying her for 61st place.

Freshman Payton Choate of Campbell Hill enjoyed her finest showing of the tourney with a round of 100 and is now in 97th place overall with a combined score of 318.

"It was good to see our girls rebound from our second-round performance," said Logan head coach Bill Glenn. "We still hope to gain a couple of spots in the standings Thursday."

Glenn said he was impressed with Brown's performance Wednesday.

"It was another great effort from Adrian today. She was especially good on the back nine, shooting a 39."

The Rend Lake Warriors are holding fast at No. 9 after turning in their best round of the tourney with a 346 for a collective score of 1,047.

The Warriors are 21 strokes behind No. 8 Iowa Western (1,026) and 19 ahead of No. 10 Barton, Kansas (1,066).

Top individual performer for Rend Lake Wednesday was Ali Christian with a round of 83. Her three-day total is at 247 and she is tied for 28th place.

Ashley Sexton carded an 86 and has a combined score of 262, good for 52nd place.

Kaylyn Fuhrhop was one stroke better at 85 and now stands in a tie for 58th place at 266 for the tourney.

Madison Burgett shot a 92 Wednesday and is at 272 overall. She is tied for 65th place.

Katie Garver rounds out the quintet with a combined score of 291. Her third-round score was 94. She is tied for 80th.

The fourth and final round of the national tournament resumes Thursday morning.

 

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