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    Szokol Paces NU at Third Round of NCAA Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Elizabeth Szokol carded her third round of the season under par with a 2-under 70 on Thursday at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
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    Freshman Elizabeth Szokol carded her third round of the season under par with a 2-under 70 on Thursday at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
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    May 23, 2013

    2013 NCAA Championships
    Dates: May 21-24, 2013
    Course: University of Georgia Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
    Length: 6,372 yards • Par 72
    Format: 72 holes (18 holes each day)
    NU Result After Third Round: T-15th/24 teams • 298-293-300=891 (+27)
    Live Stats: Golfstat.com
    Watch Final Round Live: NCAA.com
    Tomorrow’s Schedule: NU tees off the fourth and final round Friday at 8:25 a.m. local time

    NCAA Round 3 Results Get Acrobat Reader

    ATHENS, Ga. – Northwestern completed the remainder of the second round and third round of the 2013 NCAA Championships Thursday at the University of Georgia Golf Course. After inclement weather forced an early end to Wednesday’s second round, freshman Suchaya Tangkamolprasert (Bangkok, Thailand/Bromsgrove International) finished her final hole of the round early Thursday morning and the ’Cats teed off the third round about an hour later.
     
    A new face stepped up for the Wildcats on Thursday as freshman Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) had the best score of the day for the group of five, carding a 2-under 70. Szokol has improved her score each day at NCAA’s starting at 10-over, going 6-over on Wednesday and then carded her third round of the season under par Thursday at 2-under. Beginning on the first hole, she was 2-under through the front nine with birdies on three and six. She continued to stay 2-under until encountering three straight bogeys on 13, 14 and 15 but Szokol came back strong, finishing the round with three consecutive birdies.
     
    Tangkamolprasert continues to lead NU in the individual standings and had the second-best round of the day for NU at 4-over 76. She is tied for 24th.
     
    Sophomore Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) and senior Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) each finished the third round at 5-over 77 while freshman Kaitlin Park (Tustin, Calif./Beckman) went 6-over on Thursday.
     
    With one round to go, 24th-ranked Northwestern is tied for 15th place, with No. 5 Arkansas, at 27-over 891 (298-295-300). NU is a stroke behind 17th-ranked UC Davis and ninth-ranked Arizona who are tied for 13th, and two strokes ahead of No. 35 Oregon, who sits in 17th. Top-ranked Southern California continues to lead the field at 19-under 845.
     
    The fourth and final round of the 72-hole 2013 NCAA Championships takes place Friday in Athens, Ga. Northwestern tees off from hole No. 10 at 8:25 a.m. local time with Oregon and Mississippi State.
     
    2013 NCAA Championships
    Northwestern – 17th/24 • 298-293-300=891 (+27)
    T24 – Suchaya Tangkamolprasert – 71-72-76=219 (+3)
    T55 – Hana Lee – 73-74-77=224 (+8)
    T72 – Kaitlin Park – 75-74-78=227 (+11)
    T90 – Lauren Weaver – 79-73-77=229 (+13)
    T99 – Elizabeth Szokol – 82-78-70=230 (+14)

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