Ng Leads the Dawgs on Day Two of Sun Devil Winter Classic
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The University of Washington women's golf team posted a 12-stroke improvement during round two of the Sun Devil Winter Classic and are currently in seventh at 26-over 602 (307-295). Washington's round featured 23 birdies and saw the Dawgs place four players in the top 40.
"We definitely had a better day today but we gave away a few too many shots," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "This is a wide course and we knew there would be a lot of birdies because of how the course is laid out. I was really proud of Stefanie (Deng), she just never gets down and is so even keeled. That was great to see for a freshman. Rino played strong and solid which is what she always does. Overall, we got better and just have to go out there tomorrow and close out strong."
Competing as an individual, sophomore Winnie Ng knocked in a team-high eight birdies during round two to finish at 5-under 67 on the day. She climbed 29 spots up the leaderboard after finishing day one with a 6-over 79. It was her best round as a Husky and the best by a Dawg this season. She made the turn at 1-under but really clicked on during her second nine holes with five birdies and just one blemish to finish with an overall scorecard of 2-over 146.
Junior Martha Lewis continued her solid play finishing tied for 23rd with a 5-over 149 (72-77) while senior Rino Sasaki is tied for 27th at 6-over 150 (80-70). Sasaki improved upon her day one score by 10 strokes with her 2-under 70 as she was able to knock in two birdies before making the turn at even par. After a bogy on the 11th, she rattled off three-straight birdies to finish her round at 2-under.
Freshman Stefanie Deng posted an even-par 72 to climb 12 spots into a tie for 31st which put her at 7-over 151 (79-72). Freshman Camille Boyd also improved upon her first round score by finishing at 4-over 76, which was a two-stroke improvement from day one and she now sits at 10-over 154 to tie for 41st. Rounding out the UW crew as sophomore Brittany Kwon who is tied for 51st at 15-over 159 (78-81).
The final round of the Sun Devil Winter Classic tees off Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. PT at Talking Stick Golf Course in Arizona.