Huskies Second After Two Rounds In Vegas
Oct. 27, 2009
LAS VEGAS - The Washington Husky women's golf team is second overall and three individuals are in the top 10 after two rounds of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.
Washington is +3 (579) overall, one stroke behind Arizona. The Huskies shot a combined 4-over 292 on Tuesday, the best score recorded by the 18-team field on a windy day at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
'We determined early that the wind is our friend and named him Andy,' said a laughing Husky head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'Andy decided he wanted to come out and play with us today and our mentality was to have a good time with it and not to get frustrated.'
Indeed the Huskies did have fun as a group -- beared out by the results at the end of the day. Junior Anya Alvarez is in fourth, senior Molly Aronsson is tied for sixth and junior Karinn Dickinson is tied for ninth. Senior Christina Yoon gave the Huskies four golfer in the top-25 coming in at 22nd.
Alvarez shot a 1-over 73, but is minus-2, 142 overall. She had five birdies on the day, and would have finished in the red, but bogeyed the final two holes of the day.
Aronsson made the biggest move on the day for Washington, entering Tuesday's action tied for 32nd. She was one of just three golfers overall to score under par, but needed to rally to get there. She birdied No. 3, but went on to bogey three-consecutive holes, starting at No. 4. She regained her composure to birdie No. 8, 10, 11 and 16.
Dickinson had a rather tame day compared to her teammates, carding three bogeys and two birdies to end up 1-over.
Yoon had a second-consecutive skittish day and was 5-over at the turn. She rallied with four birdies to get all the way to +1, but double-bogeyed 18 and had to settle for a 3-over 75 on the day.
Sophomore Sadena Parks struggled to get on track in Las Vegas, counting four double-bogeys and a triple bogey to ultimately end up +11 on the day.
The field will tee off tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. under a shotgun format.
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