UW Sixth After Soggy Second Round of Pac-10's
April 20, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. -- The Husky women's golf team is sixth overall and sophomore Sadena Parks is 14th individually after Tuesday's second round of the Pac-10 Championships being held at Eugene Country Club.
Parks ended Tuesday's round at +5 overall after shooting a 7-over-par 79. She is one stroke better than senior teammate Molly Aronsson, who carded the best round of the day by a Husky with a +3 (75). Aronsson is tied for 18th with two other golfers at +6.
Birdies were hard to come by during the round as each UW competitor had a least one, but only Aronsson carded two. Following Aronsson in the standings is Anya Alvarez, who was 9-over on the day and is +9 for the tournament and tied for 26th. Karinn Dickinson is +14 and alone in 34th, while sophomore Darcie Richmond is 43rd at +21.
Only one competitor turned in an under-par round and two golfers shot even-par 72's, including leader Carlota Ciganta of Arizona State. She shares the lead at 1-under 143 with UCLA's Stephanie Kono. First-round leader Joanne Lee of Cal is alone at third and even for the tournament.
The story of the day from Eugene was the rainy weather and the withdrawal of Arizona State from the team-title race. The Sun Devils were forced out of the running after two competitors had to withdraw due to illness. Those golfers missed a rough day on the course where scores ballooned due to constant rain that forced the squeegeeing of the greens to clear standing water.
With the tough conditions, Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur felt the Huskies should have moved up the scoreboard. Unfortunately for the Dawgs, the rain had negative effects on their play too.
'It was a great day to make a move, but we did not,' she said of the Huskies that were 26-over-par on the day. 'We need to play a whole lot better tomorrow. We had plenty of opportunities to move up in these conditions, but we just couldn't string anything together.'
UCLA is leading the tournament at +11 (587) overall. Arizona is three strokes behind (+14) and in second. The rest of the leaderboard is as follows: California (+16), USC (+18), Oregon (+23), Washington (+34), Stanford (+41), Oregon State (+70), Washington State (+71) and Arizona State (DNF).
6. Washington, +34 (296-314-610)
Washington Individual Standings
T14. Sadena Parks, +5 (70-79-149)
T18. Molly Aronsson, +6 (75-75-150)
T26. Anya Alvarez, +9 (72-81-153)
34. Karinn Dickinson, +14 (79-79-158)
43. Darcie Richmond, +21 (81-84-165)