Mackenzie Extends Lead at West Regional
May 12, 2006
Auburn, Wash. -
Washington women's golfer Paige Mackenzie shot 3-under 69 in the second round at the 2006 NCAA Women's Golf West Regional, stretching her lead to seven strokes at 7-under 137. The 2006 Pac-10 Champion shot 4-under 68 in round one and is the only golfer under par through 36 holes. The 24th-ranked Washington Huskies shot 15-over 303 amidst high scores across the board at the 21-team tournament, and are tied for second place with UCLA at 15-over 591. Purdue leads at 7-over 583.
Mackenzie birdied three holes on the afternoon and went without a single bogey for the second straight day. She moved into the red in round two with birdies on holes three, seven and 17, none of which she birdied in round one. The senior from Yakima, Wash., is 12-under through five rounds of postseason play (three rounds at the Pac-10 Championships and two at the NCAA West Regional), with all five rounds under-par and the last three in the 60s.
'Paige was just in her zone again today,' said Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'She has hardly made any mistakes over the last two days.'
Amber Prange is in second position for the Huskies and fifth place overall at 2-over 146 after shooting 5-over 77 in round two. Kim Shin shot 7-over 79 in the second round to place 30th at 8-over 152. Sung Ea Lee shot 6-over 78 for the second-straight day and is 53rd at 12-over 156, while Courtney McCracken's 83 placed her 80th at 17-over 161.
The top eight teams from the West Regional will advance to the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio, May 23-26. The top two individuals who are not members of advancing teams will also be invited to the Championships.
The third and final round of the West Regional begins at 8:30 a.m. PT on Saturday.
Live scoring of the tournament is available at golfstat.com.
The 2006 NCAA West Regional is free and open to the public.
NCAA West Regional
Washington National Golf Club
Par-72, 6,289 yards
1. Purdue 289-294-583
2. UCLA 288-303-591
2. Washington 288-303-591
4. Stanford 303-295-598
4. Georgia 296-302-598
6. Arizona 303-300-603
7. UNLV 304-301-605
8. Arkansas 299-307-606
9. BYU 307-302-609
10. UC Irvine 301-312-613
11. San Jose State 305-309-614
12. Georgia State 308-308-616
13. Oregon State 306-313-619
14. New Mexico State 303-320-623
15. New Mexico 307-318-625
16. Oral Roberts 317-311-628
17. Long Beach State 307-325-632
18. Denver 323-312-635
19. Washington State 320-318-638
20. Bradley 326-319-645
21. Montana 330-319-649
1. Paige Mackenzie, Washington 68-69-137
2. Christel Boeljon, Purdue 72-72-144
2. Rachel Newren, Brigham Young 71-73-144
2. Jane Park, UCLA 73-71-144
5. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 71-75-146
5. Amber Prange, Washington 69-77-146
5. Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue 74-72-146
8. Da Sol Chung, UNLV 73-74-147
8. Amie Cochran, UCLA 72-75-147
8. Joanna Klatten, Georgia State 74-73-147
8. Whitney Wade, Georgia 74-73-147
1. Paige Mackenzie 68-69-137
5. Amber Prange 69-77-146
30. Kim Shin 73-79-152
53. Sung Ea Lee 78-78-156
80. Courtney McCracken 78-83-161
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