Bellet makes charge at national tourney
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team dropped a single spot in the team standings Wednesday and senior Dani Bellet moved into the top 20 in the second round of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships at Link ...
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Dakota Wesleyan University women's golf team dropped a single spot in the team standings Wednesday and senior Dani Bellet moved into the top 20 in the second round of the NAIA Women's Golf National Championships at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn.
Bellet shot a four-over 77 in the first round on Tuesday and took two strokes off that score with a two-over 75 on Wednesday. She was three-over after 16 holes and birdied the 17th hole to improve to two-over.
"Dani is such a great player and I expect her to just keep getting better," women's golf coach Adam Anderson said about Bellet's improved performance.
Bellet is now in a five-way tie for 20th place with a two-round score of 152. She is 10 strokes off the lead and is just three strokes out of the top 10.
As a team, the Tigers carded a 337 in Wednesday's second round. That score along with the Tigers' first round score of 333, puts them in 24th place with a 670.
"We just didn't play our best on Wednesday," Anderson said. "We had a couple girls that played a little bit better than the first day, but it just wasn't our best performance."
DWU is currently 35 strokes out of the 17th place -- which is where the three-round cut is made after today. British Columbia jumped from seventh place to first place Wednesday with a two-round score of 604.
"We would have to set an all-time school record in order for us to even consider making the cut," Anderson said. "We're going to need all players to be running on all cylinders (today)."
The Tigers tee off at 6:30 a.m. CDT today for the third round of competition.