Huskies in Sixth After Day Two at Silverado Showdown
NAPA, Calif. – The University of Washington women's golf team sits in sixth place following two rounds at the Silverado Showdown on Tuesday with an 18-over-594 (290-304). Freshman Stefanie Deng remains in the top 10 as she is tied for fourth overall. The final round of the three-day event held at the par-72 Silverado Resort and Spa tees off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
"It was a tough day on the greens for us," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We really had trouble controlling our speed which led to quite a few three-putts. Overall the attitude and confidence is good and we have one more day to get after it."
Deng's second round started with a tough front nine that saw her make five bogeys to make the turn at 5-over. The freshman quickly responded and went bogey-free on her back nine and knocked in birdies on the par-3 11th and the par-5 16th to cut her score to 3-over 75 for the day. Deng, who produced an error-free round on day one, is now at 2-under 142 (67-75) with a team high 24 pars and seven birdies over 36 holes.
Freshman Camille Boyd fell into a tie for 26th after a shaky round two that saw her finish at 7-over 79. She opened steady with just three bogeys on the front nine and then after making the turn, produced four-straight pars to sit at 3-over. Her final five holes proved tricky as she went 4-over in that span with one birdie knocked in. She has an overall score of 7-over 151 (72-79) heading into the final round.
Also tied for 26th is sophomore Brittany Kwon after carding a 6-over 78 on Tuesday to finish at 7-over 151 (72-78). Despite making par on 13 of the days holes, Kwon's four bogeys and a double moved her into the 26th place tie.
Making the biggest move up the leaderboard during round two for UW was senior Rino Sasaki as she jumped 24 spots into a tie for 31st thanks to a 2-over 74 which was a four-stroke improvement from her first round scorecard. Sasaki started the front nine strong with five pars and one birdie on her first six holes. Despite a double on the seventh she made par to close the front nine at 1-over. Her only other errors on the day were two bogeys on the back nine but outside of that she was solid making pars on the remaining holes before closing out the day with a birdie on the 18th. She now has a two-day total of 8-over 152 (78-74).
Rounding out the UW contingent was junior Martha Lewis who also improved her day two score by four strokes as she turned in a 5-over 77. She now sits at 12-over 156 (79-75) and moved up 11 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 51st.
The final 18 holes tee off at 8 a.m. mon Wednesday in Napa. Live scoring can be found here.