Inclement Weather Halts Play Late Wednesday At NCAA Championships
May 19, 2004
Opelika, Ala. - Only one stroke separates second-ranked UCLA and top-ranked Duke of the 12 teams that completed play in the second round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at the par-72, 6251-yard Grand National Lake Course. The Bruins fired a 5-under 283 for a two-day total 572 while the Blue Devils carded a 4-under 284 for 573 Wednesday.
Play was halted due to inclement weather late Wednesday with 12 teams still on the course. The second round will continue action at 7 a.m. Thursday. The rest of the field will begin with regularly-scheduled tee times at 8 a.m.
Of the teams that completed their rounds, fourth-ranked Vanderbilt is 10 strokes back at 582 followed by No. 3 California (591), No. 7 Southern California (593), No. 18 Stanford (599), No. 9 Arizona (602), Florida State (602), No. 12 Washington (603), No. 17 North Carolina (604), No. 14 UNLV (607) and No. 19 Michigan State (612).The morning session was highlighted by the pairing of Duke, UCLA and Vanderbilt, which produced 46 birdies and one eagle. Eleven of the players' 14 rounds were at or below par.
UCLA's Susie Mathews, who shot her lowest round of the season with a 3-under 69, leads the players who have finished their rounds with a two-day total of 140. Mathews recorded four birdies on holes 4, 12, 14, 18 and had only one bogey at No. 10.
Stanford's Angela Rho fired an even-par 72 today, notching three birdies on the afternoon. Sophomore Stephanie Lue also posted three birdies over the course and ended the day with a one-over par 73. Freshman Lauren Todd carded a three-over par 75 while Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana recorded a four-over par 76. Senior Kim Kouwabunpat posted a 77 on the afternoon as all five Cardinal golfers completed their second round.
Complete results are available at www.golfstat.com