Washington 14th After Two Rounds at NCAAs

May 24, 2006

Columbus, Ohio - The 23rd-ranked Washington Huskies shot 16-over 304 in the second round at the 2006 NCAA Women's Golf Championship. The UW's two-round total of 33-over 609 places the Huskies 14th. Arizona State shot 6-over 294 in round two and holds the top spot at 10-over 586, three strokes in front of Duke.

'We need to figure out a way to start better,' said Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'Both days we've put ourselves in a hole to start the round, so we're having to battle back the whole time. We'll have to figure out something different for tomorrow and see if we can get off to a better start. We seem to be able to finish OK, we just need to start better.'

Washington senior Paige Mackenzie led the Huskies with a 1-over 73 on day two, placing her 22nd at 5-over 149. Pepperdine's Eileen Vargas leads the field by four strokes at 5-under 139.

'Paige is not making as many putts as she usually does,' Mulflur said. 'For whatever reason she's catching a lot of lips and not making the putts. But she's hitting the ball well and her demeanor was good today. I feel like if she made one or two it would open the floodgates and she'd get on a roll.'

UW's Sung Ea Lee shot 3-over 75 for the second straight day, placing the senior 29th at 6-over 150. Moving up to third position for the Huskies was junior Amber Prange, who shot 4-over 76. She is 73rd with a 36-hole total of 10-over 154. Courtney McCracken shot 8-over 80 in round two, positioning her 97th at 14-over 158. Kim Shin's 84 placed her 110th at 16-over 160.

'Sung was even on the back half, and even on that side is really good,' Mulflur said. 'I think that's the tougher side of the course. Amber birdied three of her last six holes to bring her score down. So they battled. It did not look good at the turn and they really turned it on and that saved us from having a really big number today.'

The third round of the NCAA Championship begins at 8:00 a.m. (ET) on Thursday. The Huskies begin teeing off at 9:00.

Live scoring of the tournament is available at golfstat.com.

NCAA Championship
Ohio State University Scarlet Course
Columbus, Ohio
Par-72, 6,203 yards

Team Results
1. Arizona State 292-294-586
2. Duke 297-292-589
3. USC 291-300-591
4. Tennessee 303-290-593
5. Purdue 301-295-596
5. Pepperdine 301-295-596
7. Auburn 301-298-599
8. Florida 293-307-600
9. LSU 298-307-605
10. California 305-301-606
11. UCLA 301-306-607
12. Texas A&M 302-306-608
12. Stanford 307-301-608
14. Wake Forest 297-312-609
14. Washington 305-304-609
16. Oklahoma State 311-299-610
16. Florida State 305-305-610
18. Georgia 306-305-611
19. Arkansas 299-313-612
20. UNLV 313-301-614
21. Arizona 296-319-615
22. Nebraska 311-305-616
23. Kent State 312-307-619
24. Alabama 307-317-624

Top Individuals
1. Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine 68-71-139
2. Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State 70-73-143
3. Tiffany Chudy, Florida 69-75-144
3. Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee 75-69-144
5. Jennie Lee, Duke 73-72-145
5. Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue 74-71-145
5. Abigale Schepperle, Auburn 74-71-145
5. Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Stanford 74-71-145
5. Tiffany Tavee, Arizona State 73-72-145

Washington Results
22. Paige Mackenzie 76-73-149
29. Sung Ea Lee 75-75-150
73. Amber Prange 78-76-154
97. Courtney McCracken 78-80-158
110. Kim Shin 76-84-160

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