Husky Women Rebound On Day 2

March 10, 2009

Boulder City, Nev. -- The University of Washington women's golf team rebounded after an inconsistent first round, rising from 12th to 6th in the standings of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational Tuesday.

The Dawgs, led by sophomore Anya Alvarez, shot a collective 288, which combined with the opening round 325, gave them a 613. UNLV leads the tournament with a 312-283 595.

'You can see by the scores that it was a lot different today than yesterday,' Huskies coach Mary Lou Mulflur said. 'The wind died down and we knew that today was really a day to score.'

Alvarez is tied for seventh place, heading into the final round, after shooting a 3-under 69 on day two. Her overall score is 148 -- just four strokes behind a three-way tie for first. Alvarez wasn't the only Husky to shoot under par, as another sophomore Karinn Dickinson carded a 1-under 71 on Tuesday.

'It's always a lot of fun when you can have a couple scores in the red,' Mulflur said.

Atop the leader board after two days are Nebraska's Natalie Gleadall, Georgia's Marta Silva and Texas Tech's Urika van Niekerk at even par 144. Following Dickinson in the standings for the Huskies was Sadena Parks (156), Molly Aronsson (157) and Christina Yoon (157). The UW's depth was on display today, as the team's worst score was just 3-over, something Mulflur was happy to see.

'To be able to throw out a 75 is always a good thing,' Mulflur said of her team, which didn't post a score lower than 77 during the opening round. 'The trick is now to build off this a little bit and go out tomorrow and post another good round.'

Three Huskies are playing as individuals this week. Nicole Ferrero and Katie Saucier are tied for 67th with a 161, while Darcie Richmond is tied for 81st with a 165 over two days. The Dawgs tee off at 8:58 a.m. on the 10th hole, starting with Molly Aronsson and ending with Anya Alvarez at 9:30 a.m.

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