SANDESTIN, FL – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s golf team improved by two strokes but dropped two spots in the team standings on the second day of the Golfweek Division III Fall Preview Monday in Florida.

The UMHB women have a 317-315=632 team total and sit in sixth place after two rounds of the tournament. Methodist University holds down first place with a 296-304=600, eight strokes ahead of second place Washington-St. Louis’ 314-294=608. Trinity University is in third place with a 309-313=622, U.T.-Tyler moved up to fourth place with a 320-305=625 and Rhodes College is in fifth place, three shots ahead of the Cru with a 319-310=619.

There is a 17-team field competing in the invitation-only event at the site of the NCAA Division III National Championships. The three-day, 54-hole event is being played on a par-72, 5,802-yard layout at Baytowne Golf Club in Sandestin, Florida.

Victoria Thane leads the Cru with a 79-74=153 to tie for 11th place. Ashley Garbade is tied for 19th after firing a 78-79=157, Elizabeth Davis is tied for 23rd place at 77-81=158, Kelly Gonyea is tied for 47th with an 83-81=164 and Taylor O’Rear is tied for 51st place with an 84-81=165. Loretta Giovannettone of Methodist University has the individual lead at 72-75=147.

The tournament runs through Tuesday. The UMHB women will begin teeing off in Tuesday’s Final Round at 8:45 AM.