Women's Golf Drops To 10th After Two Rounds of the NCAA Central Regional

May 11, 2001

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - No. 25 California shot a 312 in the second round of the NCAA Central Regional Friday to drop from eighth to 10th place (621) with the final round of the 21-team tournament slated for Saturday. The Bears are only one stroke back of being one of eight teams to advance to the NCAA Championship, May 23-26, in Florida.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane turned in the best round of the day Friday, a three-over-par 291, and moved into first place with a two-day score of 591. Led by the regional's individual leader, Stacy Prammanasudh, with a two-day, two-under-par total of 142, the Golden Hurricane blew into a four-stroke lead over first-day leader Purdue (595). The tournament host settled for a 12-over 300 on Friday, five strokes off their first-day total.

Moving into third place heading into the final 18 holes was Oklahoma State (599), followed by New Mexico State (602), Texas (608), Kent State (608), Louisiana State (610), Oklahoma (620), Baylor (620) and California (621), rounding out the top 10.

Prammanasudh carded a 72 Friday after a 70 Thursday to hold a one-stroke lead over Heather Zielinski of Purdue, who fired a 71 Friday after a 72 Thursday for a two-day total of 143. California sophomore Vikki Laing (72-73=145) is part of a four-way tie for third place. If the tournament ended today, Laing would be one of two individuals earning bids from non-advancing teams to the NCAA Championship.

The Bears next best golfer is sophomore Ria Quiazon, who is tied for 38th (156) after duplicating her opening round of 78.

Women's GolfNCAA Central RegionalKampen Golf Course - Par 72, 6040 yards2nd of 3 rounds

Top Team Scores (out of 21 teams): 1. Tulsa 591, 2. Purdue 595, 3. Oklahoma State 599, 4. New Mexico State 602, 5t. Texas 608, 5t. Kent State 608, 7. Louisiana State 610, 8. Oklahoma 620, 8. Baylor 620, 10. California 621.

Top Individual Scores: 1. Stacy Prammanasuh (Tulsa) 142, 2. 4t. Heather Zielinski (Purdue) 143, 3t. Vikki Laing (Cal) 145, and three others tied for third.

Other Cal Scores: 38t. Ria Quiazon 78-78-156, 55t. Anne Walker 77-82-159, 88t. Cheryl Lala 86-79-165, 91t. Sarah Huarte 82-84-166.

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