Stanford Tied for Ninth After Two Rounds of NCAA West Regional

May 7, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford women's golf team battled windy conditions on Friday afternoon to shoot a team score of 304 (+20) in the second round of the NCAA West Regional being held at Stanford Golf Course.

With a 36-hole score of 601 (+33), the Cardinal are tied with Texas A&M and UNLV for ninth place, 16 strokes behind first place Arizona, which leads the pack at 585 (+17).

The top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, May 18-21 in Wilmington, NC.

Iowa State holds onto the eight place after two rounds, as the Cyclones shot a 297 and are at 599 (+31) after two rounds and hold a two-shot lead over Stanford, UNLV and Texas A&M.

Only eight strokes separate eighth-place Iowa State and 15th place Arkansas (607; +39) heading into Saturday's final round.

Arizona turned in the lowest score of the day, carding an impressive 10-over 284 in windy afternoon conditions. The Pac-10 champion Wildcats are at 585 (+17) after two rounds and hold a three stroke lead over top-ranked UCLA (588; +20) heading into the final 18 holes.

Alabama (595; +27) is 10 strokes off the pace, followed by Virginia (596; +28) and California, LSU and Texas (597; +29).

San Jose State's Madeline Ziegert remains in first place among the individuals after shooting a three-over 74 this morning, following her four-under 67 on Thursday. At 141 (-1), Ziegert holds a one stroke lead over LSU's Megan McCrystal, who carded her second straight 71 on Friday and is at even par 142 for the tournament.

Camilla Lennarth of Alabama and Calle Nielson of Virginia are two strokes back at 143 (+1).

Stanford's Sally Watson made a charge up the leader board today, jumping up 23 spots from 35th to 12th after shooting an even par round of 71 on Friday. Watson collected birdies on the par-3 fourth hole and the par-5 12th, with bogies coming at holes No. 2 and 13.

Watson was one of just four players who managed to shoot par or better in the second round.

Junior Rebecca Durham is tied for 28th at 150 (+8) after shooting a six-over 77 on Friday. Durham's lone birdie came on the par-5 seventh hole.

Senior Angela King is tied for 48th at 152 (+10) after shooting an eight-over 79 in the second round. King overcame a triple bogey 7 on the par-4 ninth hole to shoot two-over on the backside.

Freshman Kristina Wong is tied for 58th at 153 (+11) after shooting a second round 77.

Sophomore Sydney Burlison is tied for 85th at 158 (+16).

Stanford will be paired with Texas and Iowa State in Saturday's final round. The Cardinal will tee off from the first hole at 8:00 a.m.

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