No. 6 Women’s Golf in Sixth Place at Pac-12 Championships
By Lindsay Gaesser, SDA Media Relations
CORVALLIS, Ore.—The sixth-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team slipped to sixth place after the second round of the 2014 Pac-12 Championships on Saturday. The Sun Devils shot an 8-over 296, for a two-round total of 11-over 587 (291-296) at the par-72, 6,256-yard Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore.
Junior Noemi Jimenez climbed the leader board in the second round after shooting a 2-under 70 while carding four birdies. Jimenez started the day tied for 15th, but finished tied for fifth with a 1-under 143 (73-70).
Freshman Monica Vaughn, who led the Sun Devils after the first round, struggled to find her rhythm on Saturday. Vaughn was tied for fifth with teammate Jimenez heading into the home stretch, but she carded a double bogey on 17 and a bogey on the 18th. The Reedsport, Oregon product finished the day tied for 12th with a 2-over 146 (70-76).
Senior Justine Lee has performed consistently for the Sun Devils through two rounds of play. Recording another 2-over 74, she is currently tied for 23rd place with a 4-over 148 (74-74).
Junior Emilie Alonso and senior Laura Blanco both struggled in the second round. After three bogeys and a double bogey in the first 11 holes, Alonso tallied two birdies on holes 14 and 17. Through 36 holes, Alonso is tied for 32nd with a 6-over 150 (74-76). With a two-round total of 7-over 151 (74-77), Blanco has dropped to 38th overall.
UCLA Bruin Erynne Lee and Arizona Wildcat Lindsey Weaver are tied for first after Saturday’s round with two-day totals of 4-under 140. On the team leader board, the Bruins (3-under 573) are just one stroke ahead of the second-place Wildcats (2-under 574).
The 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championship concludes Sunday at the Trysting Tree Golf Club. The final round tees off at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring for the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com.
|T5||Noemi Jimenez (1)||73||70||143||-1|
|T12||Monica Vaughn (2)||70||76||146||+2|
|T23||Justine Lee (3)||74||74||148||+4|
|T32||Emilie Alonso (5)||74||76||150||+6|
|T38||Laura Blanco (4)||74||77||151||+7|