Huskies In Seventh After Day 2
Oct. 7, 2008
SAMMAMISH, Wash. - The second verse was the same as the first for the UW women, who shot a collective 22-over-par to match their first day total for a two-day score of 620 at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at the Sahalee Country Club.
Despite putting up a similar number to the first day, the Huskies fell in the standings from tied for fourth after the first day to seventh going into the final round on Wednesday.
'We got a little greedy at times today, trying to hit that one miracle shot instead of when we get in trouble, to just get out liked we talked about,' said Washington coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'Because of that, we just weren't able to stay away from those big numbers.'
Leading the team competition is Stanford, which shot a 15-over par 303 (606 overall) to move ahead of first day leader Oregon, which shot a 299 on the first day and a 309 on the second. Filling out the top five in the team standings are Oregon State and California, which are tied for third at +42, and San Francisco and Long Beach State, which are tied for fifth at +43.
Curiously, however, the Huskies moved closer to the third-place team from its four-stroke deficit on the first day, trailing by just two strokes out of third after round two because of tough course conditions.
'It's pretty packed in there,' Mulflur said of teams 3rd through 7th in the team standings. 'Nobodies too happy with how we played, but we are just a few big numbers away from being in third.'
Leading the individual leaderboard is Kay Hoey of Long Beach State, who has turned in a combined score of 145 (74, 71) after two days for a 1-over par. Following Hoey in the standings are Mari Chun (+2, Stanford), Kayla Mortellaro (+3, Idaho), Lauren Archer (+4, Oregon State), and Lee Lopez (+6, Long Beach State) and Natalia Jimenez (+6, Brigham Young) are tied for fifth. The top finishing Husky was Karinn Dickinson, who turned in a 9-over-par 153, which is good enough for a tie in 13th place.
Mulflur said she is confident in her team's ability to rise in the standings on the final day in the tournament.
'We're a young team, but with every round we are getting a little older and a little smarter,' she said. 'It's something to build on and we've got one more day. If nothing, we've been consistent.'
Play begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The Huskies are paired up with San Francisco and Long Beach State at that time on hole one.