Wet weather forces NCAA Women's Championship to lose one round of stro
- Author: Delores Daniels May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 6:14
Freshman Ryan Davis (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) matched Miller's last two rounds of 69 and 68 to finish tied for eighth at 1-under.
"The Illini golf way is just finding a way to get it done no matter what, no matter the conditions", IL junior Nick Hardy said.
Glen Millican and his University of New Mexico Lobo men's golf team is headed to the NCAA Division 1 Golf Championship.
As a team the Lobos finished at 16 over par after starting the final round with a 6 under par total and three shot lead.
Michigan State is tied for 13th place, six shots out of being in the top three, after an opening round 29-over-par 317. UNLV, Auburn, Illinois, New Mexico and Purdue advanced as teams.
The Illini started the final round at the West Lafayette Regional five shots back of fifth place, the cutoff to advance to the NCAA Championships.
While at Northwestern Lehigh, Miller won the 2011 and 2013 District 11 titles, captured three consecutive Colonial League championships, had runner-up finishes in the 2012 and 2013 PIAA championships, and was an outstanding 117-under-par for 486 holes (4.33 strokes under-par) his junior and senior seasons. Still in contention with nine holes to go, the Gators shot seventeen-over on the final nine and recorded a disappointing 312, the highest round of the day. He bogeyed the par-4 15th and the par-5 16th, before double bogeying the par-3 17th and the par-4 18th, which dropped his score to even par.
Wallace fell out of contention for the overall tournament with a 42 on his first nine holes, but Sagoo backed up as well.
Sweeney carded a 1-under par on the front nine and caught fire on his final nine holes, making birdies on five of seven (holes No. 8 through 14). When Ban bogeyed the final hole and Bevins made par, Hardy and Bevins became the joint winners. But, the player who most impressed me was Giovanni Tadiotto.
"I can not say enough about the play of Ryan Davis", Nye said.