DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Sacred Heart women's golf team wrapped up the second round of the Northeast Conference Championship in sixth place on Saturday at the LPGA International Champions Course. The Pioneers entered the day in fourth place.
Junior Kelsey Hayward (Seekonk, Mass.) had the Pioneers' low round on Saturday, carding a five-over 77. Hayward was one-over par on the front nine, a six-stroke improvement from Friday's opening round, and was three shots better on the back nine. She moved up 10 spots on the leaderboard and is now tied for 22nd at +19. Ellen Nighbor (Glen Ellyn, Ill.), who entered Saturday in a tie for fourth place, shot 80 on Saturday to move into a tie for ninth place at +11. Stephanie Lowe (Cedar Park, Texas) and Jenn Clinton (Sayville, N.Y.) each had rounds of 83. Lowe is now +16 for the tournament in a tie for 18th place, as Clinton will enter Sunday's final round tied for 27th place at +21.
The Pioneers had a team score of 323 on Saturday, +35 over par. Both Fairleigh Dickinson and Central Connecticut State passed Sacred Heart with team scores of 313 and 315 respectively. Sacred Heart, in sixth place, is two strokes behind fifth place Central Connecticut entering Sunday's final round. LIU Brooklyn continues to lead the tournament at +26, ahead of Saint Francis U by two strokes. Fairleigh Dickinson is third at +59, followed by Robert Morris at +61.
The NEC Championship concludes with the final round Sunday morning.