USC Beaufort

USC Beaufort women make cut at NAIA golf tournament

The University of South Carolina Beaufort women's golf team played without one of its top players for the second consecutive day but still managed to make the cut of 17 teams after the third round of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships.

Playing without sophomore Kendra Collins, who has missed the second and third rounds because of illness, the Sand Sharks posted a team score of 322 in Thurdsday's third round at Link Hills Golf and Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. USCB sits at 954 through 54 holes, good for 17th place.

Senior Adriana Saavedra continues to lead the Sand Sharks -- she is tied for 37th at 15-over-par 954 -- but junior Phyllis Langley made a big move up the leaderboard with a 75 on Thursday into a tie for 52nd at 237.

Junior Kelli Nakano (T-67th, 241) and freshman Tori DeGroodt (T-75th, 242) round out the USCB scoring.

British Columbia, at 908, holds a one-shot lead over SCAD Savannah for the team lead. Shorter (Ga.) is third at 916, William Woods (Mo.) fourth at 917 and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) fifth at 920.

Victoria's Megan Woodland is the individual leader at 219, one shot ahead of Oklahoma Christian's Anna Arrese Cortadellas and Oklahoma City's Jessica Schiele.

The Sand Sharks will tee off the 10th hole beginning at 9:20 a.m. today in the final round.