What an Ace! Guthrie's Hole-in-One Highlights Third Round

ANGOLA, Ind. – Whitworth junior Emily Guthrie aced the par-3 sixth hole to highlight her round of 79 on Thursday during the third round of the NCAA Division III women's golf championships at Zollner Golf Course.

Guthrie 's ace on the 135-yard hole was the first of her Pirate career and only the third hole-in-one at the NCAA Division III women's championships since 2009. 

Guthrie had to start again on the more difficult back half of the Zollner course on Thursday and she struggled to a 42 on her first nine holes, including a double-bogie six on the 13th hole.  But like she did in Tuesday's first round, Guthrie rallied with a 37 on the front nine. 

With a three-day total of 235 (+19), Guthrie is now tied for 19th in the individual standings after finishing Wednesday tied for 16th.  There are 101 players in the field.

Catherine Wagner of Wisconsin-Eau Claire continues to be the individual leader through three rounds of the tournament with a score of 225.

Northwest Conference member George Fox is tied for ninth place and Whitman is 12th in the team standings.

Guthrie was one of six individual players invited to compete in the 2012 championships.