Huskies in 14th After Day Two of NCAA Columbus Regionals
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Washington women's golf team sits in 14th place following two rounds of the NCAA Columbus Regionals with a 36-over 612 (296-316). The Huskies are 19 strokes back from sixth with the top six teams following Wednesday's round advancing to the NCAA Championships.
"We were just unable to get anything going out there today unfortunately," said head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We didn't adapt to the conditions and we made too many mistakes to recover."
Freshman Stefanie Deng and junior Martha Lewis put together Washington's best rounds on Tuesday as they are now both tied for 40th at 8-over 152. Lewis matched her day-one score of 4-over 76 and moved 13 spots up the leaderboard. After opening with a double on hole one, Lewis made par on the next seven holes before closing the front nine with a birdie on the ninth. After a string of four-straight errors on the back nine she finished the final four holes with a 1-under thanks to a birdie on the par-4 16th.
Deng turned in a 5-over 77 during round two for her overall score of 8-over 152 (75-77). The freshman's up and down round featured four birdies but her eight errors pushed her to a 5-over scorecard.
Two other Huskies found themselves tied on the leaderboard after Tuesday's round as sophomore Brittany Kwon (73-83) and Rino Sasaki (72-84) each have a two-day score of 12-over 156 to tie for 65th. Kwon continues to lead the Dawgs with a team-high 24 pars. Rounding out the UW lineup was freshman Camille Boyd who is tied for 68th with a 13-over 157 (77-80).
The final round of the NCAA Columbus Regional tees off at 7 a.m. PT Wednesday morning at the Scarlet Course. Georgia holds the team lead at 1-over 577 while Michigan is second (8-over 584) and No. 1 seed Duke is third (9-over 585).