NCAA Women's Golf Regionals: Stanford, Arizona move to first place
Washington dropped off the pace into second place in the Baton Rouge Regional, while Stanford took the lead on its home turf. Arizona grabs sole possession of first in the Bryan Regional, while UCLA vaulted to second after the second round of the 2016 NCAA Women's Golf Regionals held across the country on Friday. All nine Pac-12 teams involved in regional play are in the top-half of their respective regionals after 18 holes. The top six teams from each regional and top three individuals from non-top-six teams qualify for the NCAA Championships, which will be held May 20-25 in Eugene.
The Pac-12 Champ Cardinal crew broke into first place following Round 2. Mariah Stackhouse led the Cardinal with a -1 to follow her -2 in Round 1 and leads the individual race. Casey Danielson was sharp, finishing with the second-best score of the day (68) to put her -2 overall. Shannon Aubert shot a -1 and Lauren Kim shot a +1.
The Cardinal finishes -4 on day 2 and was the only team under par on a tough day for scoring. #GoStanford
— Stanford WGolf (@StanfordWGolf) May 6, 2016
USC switched places with their rival to the North, moving down to second place after Round 2. Tiffany Chan golfed a -2 to keep her at -2 overall, and Gabriella Then shot a -3 to back it up. Robynn Ree shot a +3 and Kyung Kim shot a +2 to keep the Trojans afloat.
Tiffany Chan is T3 (-2), one off lead. Gabriella Then used a 68 to move up 41 spots to T11 (+2). pic.twitter.com/BORE6vHqHE
— USC Womens Golf (@USCWomensGolf) May 6, 2016
Colroado continues to surprise, moving quickly up the ranks to 10th led by Brittany Fan and Alexis Keating. Fan golfed a +4 and Keating a +3.
Baton Rouge Regional
A stellar round from South Carolina's Katelyn Dambaugh pushed the Gamecocks past the Huskies in the Baton Rouge Regional. Dambaugh golfed a -6, which is tied for second all-time at the University Club. Charlotte Thomas didn't finish far behind, posting a -5 on the day to maintain a second-rank for Washington in Round 2. Washington's Julianne Alvarez, who golfed -2 in Round 1, shot an even par in Round 2 to back her up. Ying Luo, who led Round 1 with a -3, shot +2 in Round 2. South Carolina's Sarah Schmelzel and Ainhoa Olarra golfed -3 to uphold the Gamecocks' top rank.
The Ducks finished Round 2 tied for fifth with Brigham Young. Petra Salko led the team, putting up a -1 on the day and is +1 overall. Cathleen Santoso shot a +3 to follow a -1 Round 2 to put her at +2 through two rounds.
— Oregon Women's Golf (@OregonWGolf) May 6, 2016
2016 Pac-12 champion Linnea Strom is sitting even after her -1 Round 1 and +1 Round 2. Her teammate Madison Kerley backed Strom up with consecutive +1 rounds. Strom remains in the top 10 individually.
It was a tale of two nines for the #SunDevils on day two, but Strom is in top-10!
— Sun Devil Golf (@SunDevilGolf) May 6, 2016
Shoal Creek Regional
The Bears held down Shoal Creek for the Pac-12 by moving up to sixth in the rankings. Marianne Li carded an even round and Carly Childs improved from a +7 to a +5.
The 'Cats pulled ahead right into first following Round 2 after Krystal Quihuis shot a -4 and Lindsey Weaver a -3. Quihuis is holding onto a 139 through two rounds and Weaver is close behind with a 141. Jessica Vasillic shot an even par and is sitting at 145.
The adjustment appears to have been to Quihuis' round, lowering her to a 68 (-4). This puts the Cats at -9. pic.twitter.com/BrHM3EAwDu
— Arizona Women's Golf (@UAWomensGolf) May 6, 2016
The Bruins surged into second place at the Bryan Regional. Bronte Law sits at No. 1 individually after she topped her -3 in Round 1 with a -6 in Round 2. She leads the Regional with a 135 through both rounds. Lilia Vu followed close behind with a -1 and Bethany Wu golved a -2 to boost the Bruins up three spots in the rankings. Law downed eight birdies on the day.
— UCLA Women's Golf (@UCLAWomensGolf) May 6, 2016