Tough weather conditions at PGA National caused course officials to postpone play for the second-straight day and push most of the fields second round into tomorrow.
Following a weather-shortened opening round which saw her finish the day tied for fourth place, Loyola University New Orleans senior Julchen Narwark (SR/Buchholz in der Nordheide, .de) returned to the PGA National Golf Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on Wednesday to continue play at the 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championship.
Since her round yesterday was cut short after just 11 holes due to weather, Narwark took to the greens bright and early on Wednesday morning to complete the last seven holes of her opening round before beginning her second 18 holes of the tournament. The final seven holes of her first round saw the senior collect four pars along with two bogeys and a double on 14 to end the carry-over round with a 78 (+6) on the challenging course.
Immediately after finishing her first round, Narwark returned to the greens to start the second round of the championship. The Germany native's second round was even more impressive than her first, as she collected a birdie on one before dropping in an eagle on nine en route to finishing the second day with a four-over 76.
Narwark was in the early group on Wednesday, so Jules would have to sit back and wait for a majority of the field to finish to see where she fared on the scoreboard. She would have to wait much less than expected, however, as strong gusts would force course officials to postpone action for the second-straight day and push the finale of the round back until tomorrow morning. Although a majority of the field was unable to finish due to the postponement, Narwark's group managed to log all 18 holes on the day and she will head into tomorrow tied for 20th with a 154 (+10) until official results are determined following the completion of the round.
Yesterday's leader Indiana Tech's Courtney Dye was only able to complete four holes on Wednesday but still leads the tournament at +1 (90), holding on to a three-stroke lead over Oklahoma City teammates Anna Mikish and Savannah Moddy who are both tied at +4 (93).
Just over half (16) of the 30 teams were able to complete a round on Tuesday and through 4-7 holes on Wednesday, Oklahoma City holds the team lead with a combined score of +20.
Teams and individuals that did not complete all 18 holes on Wednesday will take to the course on 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning to complete the second round before beginning round three.
Individual Results (Through Wednesday)
Team Results (Through Wednesday)