Wooster in Fourth Entering Sunday's Final Round at NCAC Championships

Megan Gronau
Megan Gronau

MANSFIELD, Ohio – The College of Wooster women's golf team moved back one position to settle in at fourth-place heading into tomorrow's final round of the 2018 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at the par-74, 5834-yard Westbrook Country Club.

The Fighting Scots will take the short trip west one last time tomorrow with a cumulative team score of 720 after posting a 365 on Saturday afternoon. Wooster remains 17 strokes back of third-place Denison University and 23 strokes ahead of Ohio Wesleyan. DePauw University retained its first-place position with a combined 643 (320-323), followed closely by Wittenberg at 645 (321-324).

First-year Megan Gronau posted the Scots' lowest score of the day with a 10-over 84, marking a seven-shot improvement from yesterday to remain in 15th place overall. After going eight-over on the front nine, Gronau rebounded at the turn with five pars between Nos. 11 & 16 before closing out with a birdie on the par-5 400-yard No. 18.

Senior Victoria Roney and first-year Tongtong Wu matched each other's scores for the second straight day with identical 93s. Roney was plus-10 after nine holes and finished the back nine at 19-over, headlined by a birdie on the 316-yard par-4 No. 16, while Wu ended the day without a birdie but tallied two pars on both the front and back nine. Both student-athletes remain in a tie for 17th overall.

Sophomore Hannah Appleman remained consistent with a 95 on Saturday after going 92 on Friday. Currently tied for 20th overall, Appleman shot a 47 on the front nine, hindered by a triple-bogey on the par-3 No. 9, before ending the round with back-to-back pars for a 48 on the back nine.

Sophomore Kaci Carpenter, who finished Round 1 with a team-low 86, shot a 102 on Saturday and enters Sunday's final round in 22nd-place overall. An even 50 on the front nine preceded a 15-over 52 on the back half.

Wooster will tee off from the 10th tee at 9:27 a.m. on Sunday, April 29.