Kitahara Leads Tartans on Second Day of NCAA Championships

Kitahara Leads Tartans on Second Day of NCAA Championships

(HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's golf team is currently fourth after the second round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships on Wednesday, May 9 at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. The Tartans fired a team score of 318 Wednesday across the the par-73, 5,804-yard El Campeón Course for a two-day score of 639. Claremont Mudd Scripps holds the lead with a two-day score of 628 with Williams College in second with a 633 and New York University in third, one stroke ahead of the Tartans.

Senior Summer Kitahara (Greenwich, Conn./Rye Country Day) led the Tartans on day two with a round of two-over par that included back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14. Her two-day score of 164 is tied for 36th overall.

Freshman Charlotte Simpson (Towson, Md./Bryn Mawr School) shot an 81 on Wednesday and is currently tied for fourth place with a 154 and is two strokes off the lead. Sophomore Yedin Lui (Idaho Falls, Idaho) collected three birdies and had the second best score of the day for the Tartans with an 80. The sophomore is tied with Kitahara for a two-day total of 164.

Junior Carly Jordan (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's Episcopal School) put together an 82 and is second overall for the Tartans with a 162 while freshman Catherine Tianhong Yu (Dalian, China/Walnut) recorded an 87 on Wednesday and has a two-day score of 171.

Competition continues on Thursday, May 10 with the third round. The Tartans will tee off at 12:30 p.m. beginning on hole number one. Following the third round, the field will be cut to the top 15 teams and top six individuals not on one of those teams to compete the final day.