Alvarez Fifth At Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Oct. 6, 2009
SAMMAMISH, Wash. - Husky junior Anya Alvarez led the Huskies with a 2-over par 74 in the second round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and the team is sixth out of 13 teams after shooting a collective 26-over 314 on Tuesday. Senior Karinn Dickinson, competing as an individual, shot the best round of any Husky, carding a 1-over 73.
Alvarez is tied for fifth at 5-over par 149 overall. She shot a 1-over 37 on each of the nines at Sahalee Country Club, carding three bogeys and one birdie on the day.
California's Pia Halbig leads the field at 2-over 146. She has carded a pair of 73's and maintains a one-stroke lead over teammate Emily Childs.
While Alvarez had a solid round, the rest of the team struggled to get their feet underneath them. Despite their struggles, Washington still finds itself in position to make a move up the team leaderboard in Wednesday's final round.
'We just have to go and hit the ball, find it and hit it again,' said UW head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'We've kind of gotten away from that and that is what we need to do tomorrow -- that's what we need to do everyday. We just haven't done this for the first two days.'
'I think the team just has to get out of our own heads,' added Alvarez of the Huskies, who are +48 overall, 15 strokes behind second-place Stanford and 25 strokes behind tournament leader California. 'Everyone is a really good player on the team and there is no reason why we shouldn't be out here shooting in the 60's. Everyone's goal for tomorrow is to stay in the present and not let bad shots get to them emotionally and move on.'
One player who managed to stay emotionally sound on Tuesday was Dickinson -- who had four birdies on the day, equaling the combined total of the rest of the team. Teeing off from No. 10, she was 2-over on her first nine before catching fire on her second nine. She birdied holes No. 1, No. 3 and No. 7 to go 1-under overall for the round, before bogeying her final two holes of the day.
'Today I focused on putting,' said Dickinson, who is tied for 12th at 9-over 153 overall. 'Yesterday, even knowing it was a rough round, I was hitting the ball well, so I still had the confidence from that. When I was able to combine that with my putting today, I was able to score really well.'
A pair of Huskies -- Molly Aronsson and Brittany Tallman -- are tied for 25th at 14-over 158. Aronsson shot a second round 7-over 79, while Tallman, who was tied for seventh after day one, shot an 11-over 83.
Sophomore Darcie Richmond sits one-stroke behind at 15-over 159. She shot a 6-over 78.
The Golden Bears, coached by former Husky player Nancy (Kessler) McDaniel, lead the field at +23, 599. Stanford is second, 10 strokes behind, followed by Pepperdine (+37, 613), San Francisco (+38, 614) and San Jose State (+44, 620).
Husky Individual Finishes:
T5. Anya Alvarez, +5 (75-74-149)
T12. Karinn Dickinson*, +9 (80-73-153)
T25. Brittany Tallman, +14 (75-83-158)
T25. Molly Aronsson, +14 (79-79-158)
T28. Darcie Richmond, +15 (81-78-159)
T36. Sadena Parks*, +17 (78-83-161)
T52. Christina Yoon, +21 (82-83-165)
T60. Katie Saucier*, +24 (82-86-168)
72. Nicole Ferrero*, +45 (97-92-189)
* competing as an individual