UW in Third After 36 at Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of Washington women's golf team is currently in third place, just one stroke off the lead after the first two rounds of the Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational with a 2-over 578 (284-294). The Huskies have three Dawgs in the top 12 led by freshman Camille Boyd as she is tied for eighth.
"We saw a little bit of everything today," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We had a lot of birdies but we just made too many little mistakes. We have a great opportunity tomorrow and we just need to take advantage of it. I'm excited to see what we can do in the final round."
Boyd opened the day with a 1-under 71 as she knocked in four birdies throughout the round. She followed with an even-par 72 adding five more birdies to her day to push her total to nine, which is tied for the second most in the field following 36 holes. She currently has a two-round total of 1-under 143 (71-72) which places her tied for eighth and is six strokes behind first place.
Junior Martha Lewis and senior Rino Sasaki are just one stroke behind Boyd as both are tied for 12th at even-par 144. Lewis was steady all day with matching scores of even-par 72 for each round. She only made errors on four holes on the day leading the team with 27 pars on 36 holes.
Sasaki opened the day with one of UW's three under-par rounds as she turned in a 1-under 71 scorecard for the first 18 holes. She bogeyed her second hold of the day but bounced back with two-straight birdies to close her first nine at 1-under. Her play was solid during the second nine as she made one error t one birdie to finish at 1-under 71. Sasaki's second round added four more birdies but her bogeys pushed her to a 1-over 73.
Sophomore Brittany Kwon put together UW's best round of the day in the opening 18 as she carded a 2-under 70 thanks to a bogey free round for the first 14 holes to get her to 5-under. She had a rocky finish closing with bogeys on three of the final four holes. Kwon's second round also proved to be unlucky as she only posted birdies on her last two of the day finishing with a 6-over 78. She is currently tied for 31st at 4-over 148 (70-78).
Rounding out the UW lineup was freshman Stefanie Deng who is tied for 43rd with a 7-over 151 (74-77).
The third and final round of the event tees off Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. PT. Live scoring can be found on GolfStat.com.