Annapolis, MD – The Richmond Spiders women’s golf team won Saturday’s 2 . In combined for the team score 302 (+14)Ra Round of the Patriot League Championship, jumping from third to first on the leaderboard, with 18 holes remaining. UR will enter a shot in front of Boston University in Sunday’s final round, equaling 37 overs.
“The message won’t change,” said Richmond coach calle barlow Asked whether holding a 36-hole lead would change UR’s approach in the final round. “Today, I said ‘Guys – I want you to be at the bottom of the hole.’ Tomorrow it will be the same: really focus on the wind and really pay attention to those pin placements and where you want to drop your shots on those greens.”
Richmond recorded nine birdies on Saturday: four on the first six holes, one on the middle six and four on the last six.
“Looking at us at the beginning I was like ‘Wow, this is going to be a really good day.’ But like the wind picked up and it got a little hard but we really stayed in it and came out very strong,” Barlow said. “We just have to figure out the middle holes that gave us a little headache today.”
Second Rory Weinager, the defending individual Patriot League champions led Richmond with a 74 (+2) on Saturday and will enter the final round at 151 (+7) just one shot behind Boston’s 36-hole leader Flair Kuan. Weinforther recorded 24 parses in the first two rounds, the second most in the region.
ur’s two new, lauren jones And Christine Mandile, both shot 75 (+3) on Saturday and 83 and 85 respectively in Round 1 Friday. It was Mandile’s lowest run this season and Jones’ lowest run this spring.
“It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it,” Barlow said. “Both looked super confident. It was really nice to see them play like this and it will help them gain a little more confidence tomorrow.”
Junior Vicky Zhu Provided the final team score for Richmond on Saturday, 6 over 78. Zhu made difficult para-3 17. but birdie’sth in windy winds and 18 . but made a 12-foot par putth hole. Zhu, who will enter Sunday’s round in fifth place with 152 (+8), has played in a draw at the Naval Academy Golf Course this week, the best score in the region.
senior Naomi Mitchell 81 (+9) shot on Saturday and 15 . is equal toth Keep it at 159 (+15). Emily Ward 80 (+8) shot on Saturday and 24 . is inth Keep at 162 (+18).
Richmond will be seeking its fourth conference championship on Sunday. The Spiders won the Patriot League title in 2016, 2017, and 2018.