RSU, NSU have ground to cover at NCAA DII Championship

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DEARBORN, Mich. – Rogers State and Northeastern State continue to languish at the bottom of the field in the 2021 NCAA DII Women’s Golf National Championships at the TPC of Michigan.

Rogers State shot a team round of 313 in the second round Wednesday and is in 10th place while NSU shot 314 and is in 11th. Oklahoma Christian golfer Camilla Jarvela, playing as an individual, remained in the top 30 after the second round

Jessica Green led the way for Rogers State shooting a 2-over 74. Green had two birdies on the back nine after starting on hole 10, but finished at 2-over when making the turn. The junior had a bogey and a birdie to begin the front nine. She then wrapped up her day with seven consecutive pars. Green jumped 17 places up the leaderboard and sits in a tie for 28th overall at 11-over.

Senior Sydney Murray shot 77 and sits in a tie for 37th overall at +13 for the event.Marelda Ayal shot 78 and is also in the group at 13 over. Jaelynn Unger and Mariana Flores, each shot 84.

Northeastern State shot 314 andis 13 strokes back of the top-eight cutline with the final round before match play begins Friday.

Kaylee Petersen had a strong back-nine carding three birdies. She shot a 77 and sits in 47th place. Aitana Hernandez moved up 11 spots on the individual leaderboard and carded the best round Wednesday for the RiverHawks with a 75 and is 28th overall.

Oklahoma Christian golfer Camilla Jarvela remained in the top 30. Jarvela, a freshman from Espoo, Finland, who’s playing the tournament as an individual, posted a 7-over-par 79 on the 5,848-yard course, giving her a two-round score of 155 (11-over) and putting her in a tie for 28th in the 72-woman field.

Jarvela, who started her round on hole No. 10, had one birdie on Wednesday, that coming on the par-4 No. 6, along with 10 pars, six bogeys and a double bogey.

She was 13 shots behind the individual co-leaders, Pilar Echeverria of Indianapolis (Ind.) and Helen Kreuzer of Lynn (Fla.).

Jarvela will begin her third and final round in the national tournament at 8:06 a.m. Central time (9:06 a.m. local time) on Thursday on tee No. 10. She will be grouped with Allycia Gan of Missouri Western and Allie Bianchi of Henderson State (Ark.).

The highest individual finish by any golfer in the NCAA Division II Championship was a 28th-place showing in 2019 by current OC senior Abigail Rigsby.


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