May 22 2014 ISN - Second round play concluded at the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf Championships, with the University of Victoria Vikes pushing up the leaderboard five spots to finish in a tie for 16th place with Olivet Nazarene and Lewis-Clark State. 

The Vikes push up the standings came as a result of their 326 team score, which bests their opening round score by 11 strokes. Following tomorrow’s third round, the field will be cut to the top 17 teams and 40 individuals, including ties. INDIVIDUAL STATS<http://www.naia.org/pdf9/2723522.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900> / TEAM SCORES<http://www.naia.org/pdf9/2723523.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900> / THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS<http://www.naia.org/pdf9/2723524.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900> Victoria’s Brynn Tomie led her team once again after carding a 76, 4-over second round. The fourth-year senior improved upon her round one score by three strokes and now sits in a tie for 17th place overall heading into Thursday’s final round. Teammates Cari Chow and Laura Ferreira shot identical rounds scores for the second day in a row, finishing with 84 day two scores to put them in ties for 88th place among individuals. Vikes Shannon Raina and Emily Nicol posted rounds of 82 and 85, respectively. Top-ranked SCAD Savannah (Ga.) holds a three-stroke lead through 36 holes at the 2014 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships. The 20th annual event is being contested at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb. The Bees, who qualified as the The Sun Conference Tournament champion, followed up their day one performance by shooting an identical 16-over par 304 (608, 304-304) to overtake defending national champion Oklahoma City. The Stars carded a national championships-low 14-over par 302 on day one to pace the field, but shot a 21-over par 309 to fall to second place on day two (611, 302-309). Cumberlands (Ky.) (618, 310-308), William Woods (Mo.) (624, 307-317) and Coastal Georgia (625, 308-317) round out the top five after two rounds of play. Third round action kicks off at 7:30 a.m. CDT Thursday with individual qualifiers Paige Moffat of Johnson & Wales (Fla.), Karina Palmberg of Point Park (Pa.) and Clarissa Molina of Missouri Valley teeing off on No. 1, while Rocky Mountain (Mont.), Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) and USC Beaufort (S.C.) open on No. 10. William Woods (Mo.), Coastal Georgia and Bellevue (Neb.) begin round three afternoon action at No. 1 at 1:00 p.m. Northwood (Texas), Indiana Tech and Bethel (Ind.) will lead the afternoon competitors off No. 10.