Starkute's Career Round Puts Cats in Striking Distance
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Papago Golf Club played tough for a second consecutive day as only two of the 15 teams in the ASU/Ping Invitational broke par in round two. Arizona was 1-over on the day and solidified its place in a pack of teams jumbled at the top of the leaderboard. The Wildcats are 5-over for the tournament and five stokes behind first-place Arizona State entering Sunday's final round of action. Sophomore Gile Bite Starkute shot 3-under par in the second round to lead the Wildcats, which matched the best round of her career.
Senior Yu-Sang Hou broke par again on Saturday with a 1-under round of 71, which put her in a tie for fourth place in the tournament after two rounds at 3-under par. Hou is one of only four players in the field of 84 to break par in each of the first two rounds.
Ya Chun Chang improved her first-round score by ten strokes on Saturday after sinking a pair of birdies and making par ion 13 holes in the second round.
Entering Sunday's third and final round, Arizona is within striking distance in fourth place as part of an eight-team logjam separated by eight strokes at the top of the leaderboard.