It’s crunch time for the Western men’s and women’s golf teams.
Both squads wrapped up round two of three on Tuesday, April 19. The women have taken sole possession of fourth place after an impressive 322 round. An improvement of 19 strokes made all the difference for the Griffons.
The women went into Tuesday’s round tied with Central Missouri for fourth after firing a 341 team score in the first round.
Celine Lim and Shi Qing Ong wrapped up the first round tied for 14th place overall after both shooting 83. Lim shot 80 in round two, holding firm at 14th overall with a 163 score. Qing Ong was narrowly behind her, shooting 82 in round two. She sits at 17th place overall.
Madison Romjue, how shot an 88 on day one, improved with a 78 on day two. With a score of 166, she is tied for 18th overall.
Western wrapped up day two with a 663 overall, moving 10 points ahead of Central Missouri. Lindenwood holds the No. 3 spot with 646. Central Oklahoma sits tight at the No. 2 spot with a 633, while Northeastern State has a 605 going into the final round.
As for the men, the Griffons have taken over seventh place at the end of day two with a 613.
Corey Knight entered day two tied for third overall after shooting a 74 in the first round. He shot a 76 in round two and now sits at 15th overall with a score of 150.
Ryan Hand shot an 80 in the first round, but cleaned up for a 74 on day two. He now sits tied at 26th with a 154.
The race for first is much closer for the men. Western is only one stroke behind Northeastern State for sixth, and six strokes behind Nebraska-Kearney for fifth. Washburn hold down third with a 602. Central Missouri and Lindenwood are tied for second with 595 each. Central Oklahoma sits tight at first with 585.
Both teams will wrap up the MIAA Championships with the final round on Wednesday, April 20.