Huskies Remain 18th At NCAA Central Regional

May 9, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas - Washington women's golf shot a second-round score of 22-over 310 to remain in 18th place at the NCAA Central Regional Championship at the University of Texas Golf Club, Friday.

The Huskies improved upon their first round score by two strokes and will enter Saturday's final round at 46-over 622. Washington is two shots behind 25th-ranked Notre Dame and six shots behind Texas State. Top-seeded UCLA remains the team leader at even-par 576.

For the second-straight day, sophomore Molly Aronsson and freshman Karinn Dickinson fired the low rounds for the Huskies. Both carded second-round scores of 4-over 76. After turning in scores of 3-over 75 in the first round, the UW duo is tied for 37th on the individual leaderboard at 7-over 151.

'Molly and Karinn have played really solid golf for two days,' UW head coach Mary Lou Mulflur said. 'They both know it could have gone better, but for their first experience in this type of environment I've been pleased with how they have done. As a team we played a little better than yesterday, but frankly for this group, that shouldn't be too hard to do. We're trying to learn as we go here and they've been really good about that.'

The next three Huskies including freshman Nicole Ferrero, sophomore Christina Yoon and freshman Anya Alvarez all bettered their opening round scores in their postseason debuts. Ferrero shot a 6-over 78 and is tied for 78th (15-over 159), Yoon carded an 8-over 80 and is tied for 86th (17-over 161) and Alvarez shot 10-over 82 and is tied for 99th (21-over 165).

TCU's Valentine Derrey moved into the top position on the individual leaderboard after carding a second-round score of 2-under 70. She is 7-under 137 and holds a one-shot lead over first-round leader Maria Jose Uribe of UCLA (6-under 138).

The Central Regional Championship wraps with the third and final round on Saturday. Washington will tee off from the 10th hole at 12:30 p.m. CT and will be paired with Notre Dame and Texas State. The top-eight teams and top-two individuals advance to compete in the NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., May 20-23.

2008 NCAA Div. I Women's Golf Central Regional
UT Golf Club; Austin, Texas
Par 77/6,301 yards

Second Round Team Leaderboard - Top 10
1. UCLA 283-293-576 (E)
2. Purdue 288-294-582 (+6)
3. TCU 285-300-585 (+9)
4. Denver 292-298-590 (+14)
5. Texas 299-297-596 (+20)
6. Alabama 304-293-597 (+21)
6. Texas A&M 295-302-597 (+21)
8. Nebraska 294-306-600 (+24)
9. LSU 300-302-602 (+26)
10. Kent State 305-299-604 (+28)
10. N.C. State 300-304-604 (+28)
18. Washington 312-310-622 (+46)

Second Round Individual Leaderboard - Top 5
1. Valentine Derrey, TCU 67-70-137 (-7)
2. Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA 65-73-138 (-6)
3. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 66-73-139 (-5)
4. Aruka Felgueroso, Coast. Carolina 70-71-141 (-3)
4. Steffi Kirchmayr, Charleston 71-70-141 (-3)

Washington Results
T37. Karinn Dickinson 75-76-151 (+7)
T37. Molly Aronsson 75-76-151 (+7)
T78. Nicole Ferrero 81-78-159 (+15)
T86. Christina Yoon 81-80-161 (+17)
T99. Anya Alvarez 83-82-165 (+21)

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