May 23, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Lady Vol Erica Popson shot 1-over 73 in the third round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the University of Georgia Golf Course. The senior is tied for 33rd on the individual leaderboard heading into Friday's final round.
Popson carded four birdies through the round, finishing the front nine at even-par after two birdies and two bogeys. On the back nine, the Davenport, Fla., native shot a birdie on the 12th hole, but bogeyed on the hole 15, 16 and 17. She rounded out the day with a birdie on the 18th to finish 1-over.
"I came in this week with really high goals and expectations and am pretty disappointed that I haven't met those so far this week," Popson said. "I really want to play well tomorrow and have my last round as a Lady Vol be a great one."
Popson has a 54-hole card of 72-75-73=220 (+4). USC's Annie Park holds down the lead at 9-under, two shots ahead of her nearest competitor. In the team standings, USC sits atop the pack with an 845 (-19) card.
The fourth and final round begins at 7:33 a.m. ET, as Popson will tee off at 12:48 p.m. ET from the first hole. You can follow live stats at GolfStat.com.