Husky Women Golfers in Ninth Place at NCAA Regional
May 9, 2002
Stanford, CA - The Washington women's golf team is in ninth place with a team score of 22-over 310 after the first day of play of the 54-hole NCAA West Regional Championships at the Stanford Golf Course. The Huskies are competing for one of eight spots to the NCAA Championship that takes place at Washington National Golf Course May 21-24.
Pepperdine grabbed a large early lead at the tournament, which saw only five of 107 golfers better par during the first 18 holes of play. The Waves shot 289 and lead second-place UCLA by seven strokes. California is third at 297 and Pac-10 champion Arizona is fourth at 299. The Huskies are just two strokes behind seventh place Arizona State.
Washington was led by three golfers who carded scores of 76 during the opening round. Louise Friberg, Lindsay Morgan and Paige Mackenzie all shot 76 to tied for 26th overall. Friberg was 1-under after her first 13 holes before hitting a three-hole stretch that resulted in a bogie and two double-bogies. Washington Kelli Kamimura is 74th at 82 while Michelle Grafos is 82nd at 83.
'We did not play well and we're going to have to play better the next two days to put ourselves in a better position,' said Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'There really wasn't anyone who had an outstanding day for us. We had a lot of average play. It was a tough day for a lot of teams, but we are capable for playing much better.'
Pepperdine's Katherine Hull leads the field at 3-under 69. Arizona's top-ranked Lorena Ochoa and New Mexico's Kristi Larson are one shot back at 70. UCLA's Gina Umeck and Pepperdine's Lindsey Wright were the only other golfer to break par at 71.
The second round of the tournament takes place Friday and the final 18 holes will be played Saturday.
At the NCAA East Regional at LSU, Florida lead the team competition at 286, one stroke ahead of Auburn. At the NCAA Central Regional at Michigan State, Kent State holds a two-stroke lead over Oklahoma State after an opening-round 304.
NCAA West Regional
Stanford Golf Course
1 Pepperdine 289 2 UCLA 296 3 California 297 4 Arizona 299 5 New Mexico 302 6 Stanford 303 7 Arizona State 308 8 Southern California 309 9 Washington 31010 New Mexico State 31111 Idaho 31412 Colorado State 31512 San Francisco 31514 Washington State 31715 Campbell 31915 San Jose State 31917 Northern Arizona 32318 Denver 32419 Brigham Young 32619 Cal-Irvine 32621 Oral Roberte 335
26 Louise Friberg 7626 Paige Mackenzie 7626 Lindsay Morgan 7674 Kelli Kamimura 8282 Michelle Grafos 83
1 Katherine Hull Pepperdine 69 2 Kristi Larson New Mexico 70 2 Lorena Ochoa Arizona 70 4 Gina Umeck UCLA 71 4 Lindsey Wright Pepperdine 71 6 Yvonne Choe UCLA 72 6 Erin Kerr * Colorado 72 6 Alena Sharp New Mexico State 72 9 Claire Dury California 73 9 Jimin Kang Arizona State 73 9 Mikaela Parmlid Southern California 73 9 Sarah Walter * Portland 7313 Lani Elston Idaho 7413 Rachel Kyono Pepperdine 7413 Wendra Liang Stanford 7413 Ria Quiazon California 7417 Maria C. Arenas Pepperdine 7517 Kristen Campos Colorado State 7517 Kelly Cavanaugh New Mexico State 7517 Kathy Cho * Oregon 7517 Claudia Ferrini New Mexico 7517 Sarah Huarte California 7517 Kim Kouwabunpat Stanford 7517 Vikki Laing California 7517 Mariko Shimozaki San Francisco 7526 Cristina Baena Arizona 7626 Tasha Browner Washington State 7626 Louise Friberg Washington 7626 Ashley Gomes San Jose State 7626 Miriam Kraschinski Arizona 7626 Hanna-Riikka Kuitunen Northern Arizona 7626 Becky Lucidi Southern California 7626 Paige Mackenzie Washington 7626 Melissa Martin UCLA 7626 Lindsay Morgan Washington 7626 Kim Rowton Stanford 7626 Gaelle Truet Arizona State 7638 Lyndsey Devenish San Francisco 7738 Kailin Downs New Mexico 7738 Laura Myerscough Arizona 7738 Alicia Um UCLA 7742 Rachel Bailey New Mexico State 7842 Lauren Gray Northern Arizona 7842 Stephanie Linnell Colorado State 7842 Charlotte Mayorkas UCLA 7842 Blair O'Neal Arizona State 7842 Sharon O'Neill Campbell 7842 Angela Rho Stanford 7842 Walailak Satarak Cal-Irvine 7842 Anne Walker California 7842 Marcia Wallis Stanford 7852 Jordan Auten San Francisco 7952 Lynette Duran Colorado State 7952 Crystal Fanning Pepperdine 7952 Mar Garcia Arizona 7952 Nicole Keller Idaho 7952 Jayme Kolinski Campbell 7952 Stella Lee Cal-Irvine 7952 Jay-Lee Longbottom Washington State 7952 Kelly Schaub Denver 7952 Carrie Summerhays Brigham Young 7952 Julie Wells Idaho 7963 Nicole Deacon San Jose State 8063 Helle Gram San Jose State 8063 Shannon Johnson New Mexico 8063 Anna Rawson Southern California 8063 Josefina Vsandizaga Campbell 8063 Kim Welch Washington State 8063 Yon Yim Southern California 8070 Nicole Birdsong Denver 8170 Tessa Gillam Denver 8170 Katrina Leckovic New Mexico 8170 Erin Tone Arizona State 8174 Heidi Brown Oral Roberts 8274 Aida Burke Campbell 8274 Lindzee Frei Idaho 8274 Lindsay Jones Oral Roberts 8274 Kelli Kamimura Washington 8274 Natalie Newren Brigham Young 8274 Nicole Newren Brigham Young 8274 Jackie Stevens Washington State 8282 Jessica Gardner Brigham Young 8382 Michelle Grafos Washington 8382 Noelle Hamilton Idaho 8382 Rebecka Heinmert San Jose State 8382 Bronwyn Hubbard Northern Arizona 8382 Melanie Hunt Arizona State 8382 Bridget Johnson Colorado State 8382 Marcela Leon San Jose State 8382 Sara Silva Denver 8391 Christine Anast Denver 8491 Susannah Laing San Francisco 8491 Shelly Raworth Cal-Irvine 8491 Brandi Underwood Campbell 8495 Lisa Hardy Brigham Young 8595 Sunny Lee Cal-Irvine 8595 Mayumi Motoyama Colorado State 8595 Candice Satow Oral Roberts 8595 Karlie Ward Cal-Irvine 85100 Brooke Fincher Oral Roberts 86100 Julie Heselton Northern Arizona 86100 Jane Kim New Mexico State 86103 Donna Bell Washington State 87103 Amanda Fisher Oral Roberts 87105 Lisa Chen San Francisco 90106 Tiina-Maija Peltokoski Northern Arizona 93107 Millisa Hass New Mexico State 97
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