Rocky Mountain College’s Ellis 10th going into final round at NAIA Nationals

Eryn Ellis of Rocky Mountain College. (RMC Athletics photo)

(RMC release)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rocky Mountain College senior Eryn Ellis fired a second straight even par 72 Thursday to climb into the top 10 at the 2019 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship with one round to play.

Ellis sits at +3, 219, after the first three rounds, and is just five strokes behind Keiser University’s Michela Tjan who currently holds the lead. Tjan is currently the only golfer under par.

“Eryn played great today,” said head women’s golf coach Aaron Pohle. “She got off to a great start which set a great tone for the rest of the round.”

Ellis began the day strong with a birdie on the first hole before picking up a second birdie on the third. Her only bogey in the front nine came at the par-five seventh hole. She stumbled initially in the back nine with a double bogey on the par-four 11th hole followed by another bogey on the 12th, but rebounded with birdies on the 14th and 16th hole.

She ended the round with four birdies and 11 pars. She has recorded a total of 35 pars and nine birdies in the tournament so far.

“Every part of her game has looked good through the first three rounds,” said Pohle. “She has done a great job of staying patient and present.”

British Columbia sits in first as a team with a total score of 884 while Keiser University sits in second at 889.

The final round will begin Friday at 8:00 a.m. CDT.

Casey Conlon

Casey Conlon

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