WILLIAMSBURG, VA – The York College women's golf team saw their 16-stroke advantage vanish on Friday as the host Christopher Newport Captains shot 318, tying the Spartans heading into Saturday's final round of the 2019 Capital Athletic Conference championships.
The Spartans, who shot a 329 on Thursday, came back to the field with a 334 while the Captains played the best team round of the tournament. The tournament is a two-horse race as Mary Washington is 115 strokes back of YCP and CNU while Southern Virginia is a distant fourth, 133 strokes back of the lead.
Freshman Anna Moore continues to lead the Green and White as she sits in third after shooting an 80 on Friday. Moore went out in 39 and came back in with a score of 41. Moore had two birdies, seven pars, eight bogeys and one double. Moore is four strokes back of tournament leader Erica Whitehouse who tore up the course on Friday with an even-par 72 to surge into the lead. First round leader Andrea Dill from Mary Washington is two strokes back of Whitehouse and two ahead of Moore.
Fellow freshman Jordan Koller is fourth after shooting an 82 on Friday. Koller shot 43 on the front, a score that was inflated by a fourth hole triple bogey. Koller played well on the back as she carded a 39. Koller hae 10 pars, seven bogeys and one triple as she is two strokes behind Moore.
Freshman Shelby Tapman put together a solid second round as she shot 84. Tapman shot 44 on the outward nine and followed that with a 40 on the back nine. Tapman had a pair of birdies, five pars, nine bogeys, one double and one triple. Tapman is tied for sixth in the tournament.
Sophomore Lindsey Bonner was York's fourth scorer on Friday as she carded an 88. Bonner shot a 44 on the front and a 44 on the back for the 88. She had one birdie, seven pars, five bogeys, three doubles, and two triples en route to her score. Bonner currently sits in tenth place overall.
Sophomore Emma Harding was York's fifth scorer on Friday as she shot a 90. Harding shot 44 on the front and 46 on the back. She is currently tied for eighth overall in the field.
The Spartans will look to win their first-ever Capital Athletic Conference championship on Saturday as they play in the tournament's final round. The action is set for a 7:30 am kick off in Williamsburg.