Dalton State Golfers Continue Play In NAIA Championship After Weather Delays
Thursday, May 26, 2022
After several delays and long stretches of waiting, #4-ranked Dalton State finally got on the course Wednesday for the NAIA Women's Golf Championship at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The opening wave was delayed in the morning which constituted another shift in the playing schedule that saw the first wave begin with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. (CT).
The second wave did not get on the course until after 5:15 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday and finished their rounds on Thursday morning and continued on with their second round as their 1st rounds concluded.
The Lady Birds are currently on the course for Round 2.
Round 1 ended with #3 British Columbia leading at 286 (-2). #1 Oklahoma City and #5 SCAD-Savannah (Ga.) tied for 2nd at 290 (+2). #4 Dalton State (Ga.) was 4th at 295 (+7) with #2 Keiser (Fla.) rounding out the top-5 in 5th at 296 (+8).
SSAC Champion Cameron Daniel led the way with an even-par 72. She made the turn at 3-over but fired off 4 birdies in a 6-hole stretch to get to 1-under before a closing bogey knocked her back to even-par and a tie for 12th.
Sydney Hermann and Mailey Buzzell are on her heels after rounds of 73 (+1) and 74 (+2) respectively. Those scores put them tied for 19th and 27th in the large field of players.
Playing in the 4 and 5 spots are Megan Donahue and Hanna Bullard. Donahue got the last counter with a 76 (+4) with Bullard carding 83 (+11). Donahue tied for 55th and Bullard for 128th.
The #4 Lady Birds are currently on the course for Round 2, playing through after the conclusion of Round 1.