Arizona Holds Steady In Second Round of Regionals
STANFORD, Calif. – An improved showing on the front nine holes from the previous round propelled No. 22 Arizona Women's Golf to 5-over second round at NCAA Regionals. The Wildcats sit in seventh place at 10-over par and finish one stroke behind Florida for the sixth and final advancing spot for NCAA Championships. Tuesday's action was highlighted by Yu-Sang and Vivian Hou carding rounds of even par.
"We were able to make more birdies today before the turn, which was an important improvement for our team," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Coming into today's round, we were in a crowded pack of teams and were able create some separation on the leaderboards from most of that pack. We will have to try and pick up a couple of strokes on a really good Florida team tomorrow while holding off the teams behind us, which will require our best round of the regional to do."
After the entire lineup sank a total six birdies on the front nine in the first round, Arizona opened Tuesday's second round by tallying 11 birdies on the first nine holes. Sophomores Gile Bite Starkute and Therese Warner each carded spans of three birdies in four holes on Tuesday with Starkute doing it at the turn and Warner in her final four holes.
Yu-Sang Hou's even round of 71 followed Monday's 1-under performance to put the senior in a tie for 12th on the individual leaderboards. Her sister, Vivan Hou, is three strokes behind her at 2-over and in a tie for 29th.
Arizona enters the third and final round of the Stanford Regional a stroke behind sixth-place Florida for the regional's final advancing spot for the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.