The Northern Arizona women's golf team moved into second place in the team standings after shooting 12-over during the second round of play at the Aggie Invitational hosted by New Mexico State in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The Lumberjacks (+20, 596) currently hold a four-stroke advantage between them and third-place teams South Dakota State and UTEP (+24, 600) heading into the final round, falling from a tie in first after the opening day.

Host New Mexico State (+1, 577) sits in first place after a 7-under (281) team showing in the second round.

Sophomore Elle Kocourkova is in a four-way tie for third place. Kocourkova is only two stokes behind the leader, Audrey Haddad of UTEP (-3, 141). She recorded two birdies on the day at holes No. 15 and No. 17.

Fellow sophomore Ashley Croft is currently in an eight-way tie for 15th-place. Aleksandra Chekalina now sits at a tie for 23rd place. Chekalina birdied on three holes in the second round. Seniors Emma Reyes and Morgan Messick rounded out the scoring for the Lumberjacks, finishing the day tied for 33rd and 65th respectively.

The final round is today.


The men's cross country team was ranked as the No. 1 team in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Coaches' Poll for the 26th week in a row on Tuesday morning.

BYU was ranked No. 2, making it the 13th straight week with the Lumberjacks and Cougars atop the list. Both squads were idle last week but will return to the course in two weeks, with Northern Arizona taking on the Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin and BYU racing in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Colorado came in at No. 3 with No. 4 Washington and No. 5 Stanford rounding out the top five.

The Lumberjack men received 10 first-place votes.

Northern Arizona's women's crew stayed in the No. 27 spot for the second consecutive week. The women will also race at Nuttycombe on Friday, Oct. 18.

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