Husky Women Rebound At East Regional
May 7, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- The Husky women's golf team bounced back from a disappointing first round at Ironwood Golf Course, site of the East Regional NCAA Championships, and fired a second round 7-over-par 295 on Friday to move up four spots in the team standings.
'Obviously we played better,' said coach Mary Lou Mulflur of her Huskies, the region's No. 13 seed. 'I was glad they bounced back and showed some resilience. Last night was not that fun, so it was good to see the girls come together and rally. It's just too bad that we dug ourselves in such a deep hole to begin with.'
The Huskies began their day on the No. 10 tee of the Lee Trevino-designed course and were able to whittle down their team score thanks to fast starts from junior Karinn Dickinson and senior Molly Aronsson. Dickinson was -4 on the first nine and Aronsson was -2, while Sadena Parks, Anya Alvarez and Darcie Richmond each were +2.
On the second nine, for the most part the Huskies were steady, but a few blow-up holes ruined some scorecards. Richmond led the way for the Dawgs and shot a 1-under that could have been lower if not for back-to-back bogeys on eight and nine to end her round. She ultimately ended up +1 (73) for the day.
'It was good to see Darcie play well and she is feeling more comfortable,' said Mulflur. 'It was a very easy 1-over par round for her and it should help her in the future.'
Dickinson gave back her four strokes that she gained on her first nine on the Par-5 fourth hole after a quadruple bogey nine. She also had two bogeys and ended up with a 2-over-par 74 for the round.
Aronsson ultimately ended up even on the day with a 72 after a double-bogey on No. 4 and a bogey on No. 8. She birdied No. 1 and No. 3 and bogeyed No. 2 to go to 3-under before her misstep on No. 4.
Parks and Alvarez each had eight pars on the second nine and also each had a double-bogey. They both ended up +4 (76) for the round.
Duke and Tennessee are battling at the top of the leaderboard for the best team score while three individuals are currently tied at the top of the leaderboard at 5-under.
T16. Washington, +24 (305-295-600)