Wilmington, N.C.-Cristina Corpus had one bad hole in her third round and unfortunately, it prevented her from shooting under-par in an otherwise solid round Thursday at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships at the Country Club of Landfall Pete Dye Course.
Corpus was four-under par through 14 holes before playing the sixth hole after San Jose State started the day on hole 10. Corpus sent her third shot into the bunker and had a piece of wood in front of her ball. She then proceeded to hit it to another bunker, chunked that shot and ended up with a nine on the hole. In response to that hole, Corpus then went out and shot even par the final three holes to shoot a 72 on her round.
"I just came into the day wanting to beat the course," said Corpus. "I am really excited to be playing at these championships and want to do my best on the course. I had a really bad sixth hole, finding two different bunkers on the hole. What I am really proud about myself is that I kept my emotions and composure in check. I called my coach over, and she (Dana Dormann) helped keep me calm and focused."
Unfortunately, the other Spartan players were not quite as lucky and shot 25-over par for the day. Katrina Delen-Briones shot her best round of the tournament with a 76 including birdies on holes 11 and 14. Shraddhanjali Singh shot an 81 on her round and had back-to-back birdies on holes 18 and one. Jody Ho started her round very strong with six consecutive pars, but her ball found the water twice on the par-3 16th where she had a five. She did end the day with consecutive pars as she finished with an 84. Madeleine Ziegert also had a problem with the water on the par-3 second hole as she hit three balls into the water to post a 10. She hit even par her final four holes to finish with an 88.
San Jose State will begin the final round of action at the NCAA Championships Friday morning at 8 a.m. EDT, off of the 10th tees.