Browner Shoots A 76 Friday At NCAA Regional

May 11, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- - Washington State golfer Tasha Browner moved up 16 places Friday after firing a second round 76 at the NCAA West Regional. The Cougar junior is now tied for 64th after two rounds with a 159 score, leaving her 15 strokes over par and 23 shots back of the leader.

Browner's score Saturday tied her for the 32nd best round of the day on the 6,089 yard Trysting Tree course. The team leader headed into Saturday's 18 holes is Arizona with a score of 292. Arizona's Natalie Gulbis, after consecutive rounds of 68, leads the field by one stroke with a 136 total. Right behind her is ASU's Jimin Kank at 137.

Browner, a from Tarzana, Calif., is making her second-straight postseason appearance in the West Regional after finishing 113th out of 126 players last year. This season Browner is Washington State's lone representative as she was one of two golfers selected to the tournament as an individual.

Trailing Arizona in the team competition is Stanford with a 594 total, 15 shots behind the Wildcats. Arizona State and Michigan are tied for third at 602. Eight of the top 11 teams after two rounds are out of the Pacific-10 Conference.

Trailing Gulbis and Kang in the individual competition is Arizona's Lorena Ochoa at 141, followed by Washington's Kelli Kamimura and Ohio State's Mollie Frankhauser, tied for fourth at 143.

West Regional action continues Saturday with the final round in the NCAA qualifying tournament.

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