SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Sophomore Haylee Harford (+6) shot a 1-under 71 to sit in a tie for eighth Monday at the 2017 NCAA Championships at the par-72, 6,343-yard Rich Harvest Farms. The ninth-ranked Paladins (+62) finished 12th in the 24-team field.
The top eight teams at the end of Monday's round will move into the match-play single-elimination bracket. Tuesday will feature the quarterfinals and semifinals, and the finals will be played Wednesday afternoon.
Harford, a native of Leavittsburg, Ohio, scored three birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 15 and No. 16, to finish the day five strokes behind individual medalist Monica Vaughn of Arizona State.
Senior Taylor Totland (+13) carded a 73 with three birdies in four holes between No. 2 and No. 5 on Monday. Totland finished tied for 24th. Junior Alice Chen (+20) notched a team-high four birdies in the final round of stroke play, including back-to-back birdies on No. 11 and No. 12, to score a 78 and tie for 74th at the end of Monday's play.
Natalie Srinivasan (+25), the 2017 SoCon Freshman of the Year, posted a 78 to tie for 95th, while fellow freshman Carly Burkhardt (+28) finished the round with consecutive birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to score a 79 and tie for 110th.
No. 12 Northwestern (+33) holds an eight-stroke lead over top-ranked Stanford (+41) after three rounds of stroke play.