Bellet Tied for 5th @ NAIA Nationals
by KDLT Sports
May 17, 2011 11:52 PM
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Rain shortened the first day of the 2011 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships Tuesday afternoon, but Dakota Wesleyan University junior Dani Bellet didn’t let the rain get in the way of her game.
Despite a four-hour delay, Bellet shot a four-over par 77 to finish in a tie for fifth place with Oklahoma City’s Laura Jones after the first day of competition at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn. The Tiger women’s golf team was in the half of the field that was able to finish the first 18-hole round of the four-day tournament.
The final 23 pairings will resume play at 7 a.m. Wednesday. The second round of action will begin approximately 20 minutes following the completion at the first round. With half of the teams’ 18-hole scores in the books, the Tigers are in 25th place as a team with a 364. California Baptist shot a 319 and is in first with a two-stroke lead over British Columbia, which shot a 321. Northwood is in third with a 323, Lubbock Christian is in fourth with a 325 and Shorter is fifth with a 326.
British Columbia’s Kylie Barros is the individual leader with an even-par 73. Two players are tied for second with 75s, two more are tied for third with 76s and Bellet and Jones are tied for fifth with 77s. Also for Dakota Wesleyan, Chelsea Burback shot a 92, Molly Webster shot a 97, Kamie Roesler shot a 98 and Samantha Mogck shot a 105.
Dakota Wesleyan will find out its tee time for Wednesday’s second round after the first round is completed Wednesday morning. Bellet will look to stay at the top of the individual leaderboard and earn All-American honors for the second straight season.