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Eryn Ellis makes cut; Rocky Mountain College fades late

Posted at 9:19 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:36:33-04

(RMC Athletics release)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The Rocky Mountain College women’s golf team missed the cut at the 2018 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship after posting a round of 335 to end the two rounds in 18th-place with 656 strokes.

Things looked good for the Battlin’ Bears as they made the turn to the back nine of The Champion course at PGA National in 10th-place. The team then played the final nine holes at 45-over par – counting 33-over – to miss the cut by five strokes.

Eryn Ellis recorded a round of 81 (+9) to end the day tied for 33rd at 14-over, 158. She is the lone Rocky player to make the individual cut and will play the final two rounds as an individual. Ellis made a birdie on No. 14 on Wednesday while adding 10 pars in the round.

Anna DeMars carded a round of 82 (+10) to end the tournament in a tie for 60th with 163 (+19) total strokes. After making a quad on No. 11 to sit at 9-over in the round, DeMars rallied with six pars and one bogey down the stretch.

Hayden Flohr was off the a quick start with three birdies on the front nine, but things turned around on the back nine. She ended the day shooting 13-over, 85, and in a tie for 68th overall at 164 (+20).

Morgan O’Neil finished the tournament in a tie for 109th after shooting 171 strokes (+27) in the two rounds. O’Neil shot 87 (+15) on Wednesday with nine pars.

Amanda Conner improved her first day score by three strokes to shoot 87 (+15) in round two. She played the front nine at 4-over on Wednesday after finished the tournament tied for 128th at 33-over, 177.

SCAD Savannah sits atop the team leaderboard for the second straight day after ending round two with 606 (+30) strokes. They lead William Woods by four shots with 36 holes to play.

Maria Paula Otero of SCAD Savannah is the second round leader at 4-over, 148. She has a one shot lead over Nikki Callahan of William Woods.

Ellis has a tee time of 5:24 a.m. MT on No. 10 for her third round.