Goodwin posted a 3-over-par 75 – one of the day’s top 10 scores at Hillcrest Golf Club – and as a result jumped eight spots on the leaderboard to 11th place in the 66-woman field.
The top three teams in the three-round Super Regional, and the top three players not on one of those teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II Championship in Houston later this month. With a two-round score of 9-over 153, Goodwin will enter Wednesday’s final round just one shot out of the third individual spot.
The junior from Tulsa – playing in the Super Regional for a third straight year – started her round on No. 10 and didn’t panic after a run of three straight bogeys on No. 15, No. 16 and No. 17. She parred the next four holes before back-to-back birdies at the par-5 No. 4 and the par-3 No. 5. She bogeyed the next two holes before a par at No. 9.
She is only six shots behind the individual leader, Jocelyn Chee Yi Min of California Baptist.
In the team race, Dallas Baptist (Texas) led with a two-day team score of 597, followed by Cal Baptist at 609 and West Texas A&M at 611. Those three squads have distanced themselves from the rest of the 12-team field.
Goodwin will begin her final round at 11:20 a.m. Oklahoma time on Wednesday and will be grouped with two other golfers playing the tournament as individuals, Jess Whitting of Rogers State and Courtney Ewing of Colorado State-Pueblo.