May 16, 2003

KEYER-SCOTT NOW IN 4TH PLACE

NKU golfer enters final round three strokes off lead

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - If Northern Kentucky University women’s golfer Kim Keyer-Scott is to capture the medal at the NCAA Division II national championships, she will have to make up three strokes in Saturday’s final round.

Keyer-Scott entered Friday’s third round of the NCAA Division II national championships in first place with a one-stroke lead over the Rollins College duo of Freddie Seeholzer and Charlotte Campbell. Keyer-Scott shot a 6-over-par 79, however, and dropped to fourth place in the individual competition with a three-day total of 230 (+11).

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Keyer-Scott has shot 74-77-79 for her three-round score of 230 at the par-73 El Campeon Golf Course.

Pamela Feggans of Florida Southern College fired a tournament-best 2-under-par 71 Friday to move into a first-place tie with a total of 227 (+8) after three rounds. Seeholzer shot a 75 on Friday and is tied with Feggans for the lead at 227, while Campbell - who shot a 76 on Friday - is now at 228 (+9) and in third place.

Rollins (+56) holds a 32-stroke lead over Florida Southern (+88) in the team standings. Florida Southern is the three-time defending national champion.

Keyer-Scott, who qualified for the NCAA Division II national championships as an individual, is looking to become the first NKU golfer to win a national title. The 72-hole competition will conclude Saturday.

Keyer-Scott entered the national championships with a stroke average of 78.6 this season, and she has captured medals at both the Anderson (S.C.) Invitational and the Kiawah Island Invitational. She also earned All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors in the fall after leading NKU to its first-ever GLVC title.

A year ago, Keyer-Scott helped NKU to a third-place finish at the national championships. She finished in 15th place individually with a four-round total of 329 (+37) at the Meadows Golf Club in Allendale, Mich.

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