PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (May 12, 2018) – North Carolina A&T women’s golf will go into the final day of the 2018 PGA Minority Championship at the par-72, 5,801-yard Ryder Golf Course at the PGA Village in third place after shooting a second-round 26-over 314.
The Aggies also played nine holes of the third round on Friday and shot a 10-over 154. They are 67-over for the tournament, 31 strokes behind leader Bethune-Cookman (751). The Wildcats are followed by Incarnate Word (782), N.C. A&T, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (830) and Delaware State (835) to round out the top-5.
Senior Sofia Alvarez continues to lead the Aggies and she is also among the top-5 golfers at the tournament. After 45 holes played, Alvarez has shot an 11-over 180 and enters the final day of the championship in fifth place, 10 strokes off the leader, B-CU’s Mackenzie Butzer who is at 1-over 180. Alvarez shot a 78 in the second round and was 2-over 36 on the first nine holes she played to open the third round.
Sophomore Jocelyn Andrews is having an outstanding minority championship. A day after she kept the Aggies in contention with a 5-over 77, she returned with a second-round 10-over 82. But her third round started a lot better.
Andrews had the Aggies lowest score after the first nine holes played in the third round. She was 1-over on the Ryder back nine with two birdies, four pars and three bogeys. Andrews is in ninth place going into Sunday’s final day.
Senior Jill Harvison is close to the top-10. Harvison is tied for 11th place. She shot 80 during the 18-hole second round before shooting 4-over 36 on the back nine to open Round 3. The last score counted in the second round was junior Bo Young Park’s 83. Freshman Madison Harriman did not have her scores count in the second round but she is off to a good start in the third round with a 39.
Harvison was the birdie leader for the Aggies, posting three in the second round and one to open the third round. Harvison’s birdies came on the 456-yard par-5 fourth, the 469-yard par-5 sixth and the 365-yard par-4, 15th. In the third round, Harvison also birdied 300-yard par-4, 14th.
Alvarez bogeyed the first three holes of the front nine before birding the 456-yard, par-5 No. 4. She parred the next four holes on the front nine before a bogey on No. 9. Alvarez’s only birdie on the back nine in Round 2 was a birdie on the 130-yard par-3, 12th.
The conclusion of Round 3 and Round 4 will be played on Sunday.