Gugler Ties Single-Round Record; Florida Southern Remains on Top

first_img May 11, 2007PACE, Fla. – Rollins Cristina Gugler tied a national championship record with a third round 69 on Friday at the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf National Championships at Stonebrook Golf Club. Top-ranked Florida Southern continues to lead the eight-team field and is one round away from their fourth women’s golf national championship since 2000.Gugler’s 69 was only the second sub-70 round in NCAA Division II national championship history. Central Oklahoma’s Ashley Kelley shot a third round 69 at the 2005 national championships. After recording a bogie on the first hole, Gugler finished with four birdies, including three on the back nine.”I made too many strategic mistakes yesterday that got me in trouble,” said Gugler. “Playing safe today was the best thing to do. I kept the ball on the fairway and putted very well.”Sunny and hot conditions greeted the golfers in the morning before play was halted at 1:41 p.m. CST due to an impending thunderstorm. The third round was delayed for nearly two hours before play resumed.Only five strokes separate the top eight golfers. Drury’s Tonya Choate is tied for the lead heading into the final round. Choate shot a 71 on Friday and is at three-over 219 (76-72-71). She is tied with Daniela Iacobelli of Florida Tech. Iacobelli, who shared the lead at the start of the third round, shot a 73 on Friday.Individual Maria Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern lowered her third round score by nine strokes after shooting a 79 on Thursday. She moved into a third place tie at four-over 220 (71-79-70). Austt is tied with Florida Southern’s Lindsey Bergeon, who shot a 74 for the second consecutive round on Friday. Fellow Mocs golfer Heather Burgner is in fifth place with a five-over 221 (75-72-74). Gugler’s record-tying performance helped move her from 13th place to sixth. She stands at seven-over 223 (80-74-69). Florida Southern’s Kim Ulander and Vanessa Vela of Rollins are tied for seventh at eight-over 224.Florida Southern (+22 886) will enter tomorrow’s final round with a 15-stroke lead over second place and second-ranked Rollins (+37 901). Florida Southern’s third round 293 was the lowest round in the tournament. Sixth-ranked Ferris State remains in third place with a 53-over 917. Ninth-ranked Drury’s third round score was 11 strokes lower than their second round total. The Panthers stand in fourth place with a 56-over 920.Twenty-seventh ranked North Dakota shot their best round of the tournament on Friday to remain in fifth place with a 73-over 937. Three strokes back is Tarleton State, who also shot their best round of the tournament on Friday to post a 76-over 940. Northeastern State is seventh with an 81-over 945, while Truman State rounds out the field with a 116-over 980.The fourth and final round will tee off at 8:00 a.m. CST on Saturday. Follow the action with “live stats” on the women’s golf page of www.goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Gugler Ties Single-Round Record; Florida Southern Remains on Top Sharelast_img read more

Cazenovia track girls dominates OHSL Liberty meet

first_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls track and field The Cazenovia girls track and field team picked the right time to roll out their best performance yet of the 2019 season, earning an historic victory at last Wednesday’s OHSL Liberty division small-school championship.Setting an all-time league record for points scored and margin of victory, the Lakers earned 212 points to overwhelm Skaneateles (79) and five other squads for the crown.It was a total team effort for the Lakers as 21 different girls contributed to score in every event en route to earning 21 All-League selections, including eight individual first-team honors during the meet. They also achieved 18 new season-best performances, many at sectional or state qualifier meet standards. Senior Captain Maddy Gavitt led the squad, earning three titles in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Gavitt hit a season best in the long jump at 16 feet 4 1/4 inches for first with Chloe Smith third at 14’11 1/4″.In the triple jump, Gavitt was just short of her school record distance in the triple jump at 35’7 1/2″ and won a jump-off at 4’9″ to triumph in the high jump, with Paige Hunt third at 4’8″. Hunt earned a title of her own capturing the pole vault at 9 feet, with Gavitt fourth.Cazenovia’s distance runners were a huge ingredient in the team’s success, exceeding pre-meet expectations in every race.center_img They were led by Molly Hart (11:38.78) and Isla Stover (11:46.07) who finished 1-2 at 3,000 meters, each with personal bests. The duo finished third (Hart, 5:17.24) and fifth (Stover, 5:27.98) in the 1,500, also in season-best times.The 4×800 meter team earned honors as Claire Braaten (2:37.9) led the team of Kelly Frost, Mary Williams and Finlay Stover to their best time of 10:54.62. Braaten returned to score fourth in the 800-meter run.Frost earned all-league honors individually as she won the 2,000-meter steeplechase in a personal best time of 8:37.67, with Jackie Gamlen earning fourth place in 9:27.13.Savannah Johnson led the sprinters, earning second place in the 100-meter dash in a state qualifier eligible time of 13.27 seconds. She also earned all league status in the 200 with a 27.78 seconds and anchored the 4×100 team of Grace Dolan, Caryn Gagnon and Hunt to second in 53.13 seconds.Peyton Basic was dominant in the 400-meter dash, earning first team honors in a career-best time of 1:02.80. Dolan was fifth in 1:07.70 and both girls returned to join Cavy Monahan and Ella Huftalen for a season best time in the 4×400 of 4:31.13, which put them in third place. Basic also captured fourth in the 200.The Laker hurdlers added 26 points to the effort as Melanie Michael won the 100 hurdles in 17.38 seconds and Gagnon was second in 17.81 seconds, also returning to place third and fifth, respectively, in the 400 hurdles.Cazenovia’s throwers also added to the exceptional meet, scoring 24 points of their own. Claire Edwards scored in both the discus (second place, 88’8″) and shot put (fourth) while Kenzie Yates (26’4 1/2″ in the shot) and Tessa Hanskenecht (78’4″ in the discus) each finished third in the league.Lili Gavitt capped the Lakers’ championship performance with a second-place effort in the pentathlon as she achieved a personal best performance of 2,259 points across the five events.The Lakers competed at the Clinton “Junkyard” Relays on Saturday  as a final tune-up as they prepare for the Section III Class B-2 championships next Thursday at Canastota.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Trojan football faces most difficult schedule in nation

first_imgWith the opening game of the 2016 football season against defending champion Alabama less than a month away, the Trojans must prepare for not only their tough season opener, but also the most difficult schedule in the nation. Additionally on the schedule for the Trojans are eight of the 10 Pac-12 teams who made a bowl game last season.Ranked 17th in the preseason USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll, USC will not have easy games early in the season with three of their first four games coming in road games against Alabama, Stanford and Utah.The Trojans may put up a solid fight with the Tide as Alabama loses star running back and last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, Derrick Henry. This could put a serious strain on the Tide’s emphasis on a run-the-ball offense, forcing the new quarterback, likely Cooper Bateman or Blake Barnett, to throw the ball.The key for a USC victory in the opener is to be able to break through the offensive line and put pressure on the quarterback while covering senior Alabama tight end O.J. Howard.“We want to keep defenses off balance by being balanced offensively,” head coach Clay Helton said. “We believe we have the personnel to run the ball effectively and physically and to be explosive in the passing game. At the end of the day, though, we know that we must be able to run the ball and not turn it over.”In the weeks to follow, the Trojans can expect tough road games as they play conference rivals No. 7 Stanford and Utah in weeks three and four, respectively. Again, their defense will have to control two primarily running offenses, particularly Stanford with the return of Heisman runner-up and AP Player of the Year junior running back Christian McCaffrey, who is predicted to lead the Cardinal to another strong season.Midseason, USC faces Arizona State, Colorado and Arizona, with a week eight bye. Arizona’s junior quarterback Anu Solomon, ranked fourth in the school’s passing yards history, will test the Trojans’ receiver and tight end coverage while Colorado continues to improve its pass rush defense.The final weeks, will continue to be challenging as the Trojans face Cal and No. 23 Oregon at home in weeks nine and 10 respectively before hitting the road to face No. 18 Washington and No. 24 UCLA the next two weeks before finally hosting No. 9 Notre Dame at home for a timeless non-conference matchup.The Fighting Irish have had the upper hand against the Trojans, having won the most recent matchup 41-31. Notre Dame features two quarterbacks — senior Malik Zaire and junior DeShone Kizer — on the 2016 Maxwell Award Watch List, who combine to become a  deadly duo for passing and rushing yards at quarterback. However, the Irish have lost key offensive players such as wide receiver Will Fuller, cornerback KeiVarae Russell and running back C.J. Posise.But the Trojans have the advantage over their crosstown rival, leading the series 46-31-7. The main area of concern for the Trojans is the Bruins’ defense. The 2015 season marked a free fall in UCLA’s “Linebacker U” reputation with linebacker Myles Jack out for the majority of the season due to a torn meniscus. Despite the loss, UCLA sees potential in rebuilding their defense this season with returning senior linebacker Jayon Brown, who recorded 69 tackles in the Bruins’ last seven games.Despite a formidable schedule ahead, Helton and the team are ready to tackle the challenge head on.“I, along with our coaches and players, understand where the bar is set, and we welcome the high expectations,” Helton said. “Our goal will never change here at USC. We are about winning championships and all of us will work tirelessly toward that goal.”last_img read more