Husky Golfers Enter NCAA East Regional Final in 12th Place
May 6, 2005
Gainesville, Fla. - The Washington women's golf team has it work cut out for itself if it hopes to return to the NCAA Championships this year. The Huskies are in 12th place after playing the first and second rounds of the East Regional in Gainesville, Fla. Friday. Thursday's opening round was cancelled due to rain. The final 18 holes is scheduled for Saturday at the University of Florida Golf Course.
The top eight teams from the 21-team regional will advance to the NCAA Championships and the Huskies find themselves five strokes out of that position. Washington, the tournament's number-three seed, fired a disappointing 26-over 306 during Friday's morning round to stand in 12th place, 21 strokes behind tournament leading Ohio State.
The Huskies made up some ground during the afternoon, shooting 18-over 298. They entered the second round 12 shots out of eighth place.
Ohio State put together rounds of 285 and 280 to lead the field at 5-over 565. Top-ranked Duke is second at 575 while Furman is third at 582. Furman and Pepperdine are tied for fourth at 585, Forida is sixth at 588 and Virginia is seventh at 589.
Vanderbilt will enter the final round in the coveted eighth spot at 599. Campbell and South Carolina are one stroke behind the Commodores while Princeton is two shots ahead of the Huskies on the leaderboard at 602. Miami is three strokes behind Washington in 13th place at 607
Husky sophomore Amber Prange had the best day for the UW, shooting 74 and 75 to finish 29th at 9-over 149. Paige Mackenzie is 38th at 151 while Kim Shin is tied with teammate Courtney McCracken at 154. Sung Ea Lee is 75th at 156.
Shin had the best turnaround for the Huskies. After firing an opening-round 83, she bounced back to card a 1-over 71 in the afternoon.
During the morning session the Huskies combined to manage just two birdies. Prange had the shot of the day, recording an eagle on the par-5, 49-yard 12th hole.
Only two players in the field managed to finish the day under par. Virginia's Leah Wigger tops the leaderboard at 3-under 137 after shooting 70 and 67. Furmna's Jenny Suh is one stroke behind her while Tulane's Lilana Alvarez is third at 141.
Live scoring of all three NCAA Regional Championships is on the Internet at www.golfstat.com
NCAA East Regional Championship
University of Florida Golf Course
Par-70, 6,023 yards
Second Round Results
1. Ohio State 285-280-565
2. Duke 292-283-575
3. Furman 291-291-582
4. Pepperdine 294-291-585
4. Tulane 293-292-585
5. Florida 287-301-588
7. Virginia 292-297-589
8. Vanderbilt 307-292-599
9. Campbell 297-303-600
9. South Carolina 293-307-600
11. Princeton 302-300-602
12. Washington 306-298-604
13. Miami 303-304-607
16. East Carolina 309-305-614
12. Mississippi State 306-308-614
12. UNC-Wilmington 306-308-614
18. North Carolina State 319-299-618
16. James Madison 309-317-626
18. Coastal Carolina 323-317-626
20. Jacksonville St. 325-315-640
21. Jackson State 328-332-660
1. Leah Wigger, Virginia 70-67-137
2. Jenny Suh, Furman 69-69-138
3. Lilana Alvarez, Tulane 70-71-141
4. Anna Grzebien, Duke 73-69-142
4. Dana Je, Ohio State 71-71-142
4. Brittany Lang, Duke 74-68-142
4. Carolina Llano, Pepperdine 70-72-142
4. Kristen White, Ohio State 73-69-142
9. Elizabeth Janangelo, Duke 72-71-143
9. Alison Walshe, Tulane 70-73-143
29. Amber Prange 74-75-149
38. Paige Mackenzie 74-77-151
59. Kim Shin 83-71-154
59. Courtney McCracken 78-76-154
75. Sung Ea Lee 80-76-156