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USC women’s golf team still in the hunt at NCAA Championship

South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh
South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh gmelendez@thestate.com

The South Carolina women’s golf team will play another day.

The Gamecocks shot a 2-over par 290 on Sunday and moved up to seventh place at the NCAA Championship. The top 15 teams after Sunday’s round advanced to the fourth round. Southern Cal is leading the tournament with a three-day total of 860, 12 shots better than the Gamecocks.

Katelyn Dambaugh is tied for 10th individually. She led USC by shooting a 1-under 71 in the third round. Ainhoa Olarra shot 1-over and is tied for 24th individually, while Sarah Schmelzel is tied for 27th after her 2-over round.

Duke’s Virginia Elena Carter is the individual leader at 13-under par. The Blue Devils standout shot 6-under on Sunday to move up from third to first.

Furman missed out on advancing as a team, placing 20th. Taylor Totland is tied for 24th with a three-day total of 1-over 217.

Clemson freshman Lauren Stephenson failed to advance as an individual to the fourth round. The former Lexington High star shot 3 over on Sunday, and dropped to 58th overall.

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