NCAA Women's Golf Regionals: ASU, Stanford hold top spots heading into final round
Lubbock, Texas Regional
The Sun Devils turned in a strong second round to further solidify their first-place rank in Lubbock, Texas on Tuesday. Monica Vaughn moved to the first spot in the individual ranks with a 4-under score. She birdied six times, including on the 18th hole. Linnea Strom and Olivia Mehaffey also finished 3-under for the day.
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A strong round from Texas Tech pushed the Ducks down to third place after round two. Marcella Pranovia followed her 4-over round one with an astounding 5-under on Tuesday. Cathleen Santoso, who held a second-place spot on the individual leaderboard, fell to 10th with a 3-over round.
The Bruins dropped to sixth place, tied with Kent State and three strokes behind Texas. Lilia Vu, who led individuals after round one, fell to fourth with a 2-over second round.
The Beavs sit in 10th place after a strong performance from Susie Cavanaugh, who carded a 1-under round. Olivia Benzin and Nicole Schroeder were right behind Cavanaugh, going even par on the second day.
Alivia Brown, representing the Cougs as an individual in Texas, moved up in the ranks to a 28th spot after a 1-over round. Excluding players on teams in advancing position, Brown currently sits in 14th on the individual leaderboard and will need to do some work to reach one of the top-3, advancing spots.
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Albuquerque, New Mexico Regional
The Card reclaimed the lead that was lost midway through yesterday's first round thanks to spectacular performances by a trio of golfers. Albane Valenzuela took the top spot among individuals after a 3-under performance in round two. Shannon Aubert finished 1-under and Andrea Lee bounced back from a 3-over day to card a 2-under score Tuesday to pace Stanford. Casey Danielson also had an unusual visitor as she finished her round:
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The Trojans maintained their third-place position after round two thanks to yet another strong performance from Victoria Morgan. Morgan finished the first round with a par score and followed that up with a 1-under score in round two. Muni He, who finished 1-under, and Robynn Ree, who finished 2-under, paced the Trojans heading into Wednesday's final round.
Marthe Wold bested her 1-under score on Monday with a 2-under round two to keep the Bears in fifth place and qualifying contention. Maria Herraez Galvez finished the day at even par.
The Huskies sit at sixth just behind the Bears. Julianne Alvarez birdied five times and recorded a 3-under score to give her team – the reigning NCAA champs – a much-needed boost.
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Athens, Georgia Regional
The 'Cats moved up two spots to spot on Tuesday in Georgia. Gigi Stoll followed her 1-over performance with a par in round two to give her team some momentum. Krystal Quihuis still leads Arizona, finishing with a 2-over round two after her 1-under on Monday.
Columbus, Ohio Regional
The Buffs moved up a spot on the leaderboard to ninth place, but sit just five strokes back of qualifying position. Brittany Fan birdied five times to finish 2-over in the second round and Kirsty Hodges recorded a par score to pace her team.