Troy Stays In NCAA Title Hunt After Second Round
May 24, 2006
The No. 5 USC women's golf team, paced by solid second-round efforts by senior Irene Cho and sophomore Dewi-Claire Schreefel, remained in the hunt for their second NCAA team title after the second round on Wednesday (May 23) at the Ohio State Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
With a handful of teams still playing, USC is in clubhouse in third place with a second-day 300 (+12) that left them with a two-day 591 (+15). Current leader Arizona State is midway through the second day in first at +2 while top-ranked Duke finished the day in second at 589 (+13).
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Cho posted her second consecutive 73 (+1) for a two-day 146 (+2). Starting on the 10th tee with the rest of the team, the two-time All-American had an eventful first five holes that included a double bogey, bogey, birdie, bogey and eagle that left her 1 over. She shot par the rest of the way for her 73. She is currently seven strokes back of individual leader Eileen Vargas of Pepperdine (139, -5).
Schreefel followed her opening round 73 with a 74 (+2) for a 147 (+3) total. Her second round included a birdie and three bogeys.
Sophomore Paola Moreno posted her second straight 76 (+4) to leave her with a 152 (+8) overall. She had birdies on the 9th and 12th holes. USC's leader after the first day, junior Catalina Marin, followed her 71 on Tuesday with a 77 (+5) to give her a 148 (+4) halfway through the tournament. She opened with an even front nine.
Junior Veronica Felibert rounded out Troy's second-round efforts with a 78 (+6) for a two day 152 (+8). She had two birdies on the day.
USC, under 10th-year coach Andrea Gaston, won its first ever women's golf team title in 2003. Last season, USC finished tied for 11th at the NCAA Championships.
The four-day tournament continues Thursday and Friday (May 25-26).