Brianna Navarrosa Par Effort Leads USC Women's Golf Second Round At NCAA Championships
Freshman Brianna Navarrosa carded an even 72 to highlight the No. 6 USC women's golf team's second round at the 2021 NCAA Championships at the Grayhawk G.C. in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday (May 22).
The Trojans improved by seven strokes from their first-round effort, but still face an uphill battle to make the 54-hole, 15-team cut as they are 23rd in the 24-team field at 31-over 607 (307-300).
Stanford took over the stroke play lead at 10-under 569 with Duke second (-3) and Texas (+!) third. Florida State (+7), Wake Forest (+9), Oklahoma State (+10), Ole Miss (+11) and LSU (+12) rounded out the top 8.
The top 15 teams after three rounds will advance to Monday's final round, where the top eight teams after 72 holes will move to the NCAA Championships match play bracket.
Michigan and South Carolina are currently tied for 14th at 24-over, just seven strokes ahead of USC, but there are seven teams between them and the Trojans.
Navarrosa is now tied for 53rd at 5-over 149 (77-72) following her second round. She opened with three bogeys but righted the ship, finishing the final 15 holes at 3-under, including a 2-under back 9.
Senior Alyaa Abdulghany is tied for 61st at 6-over 150 (75-75). She was even at the turn and 3-over on the back 9.
Senior Amelia Garvey is tied for 91st at 9-over 153 (78-75). She opened with a double bogey and played the rest of the round at 1-over.
Junior Malia Nam is tied for 111th at 12-over 156 (77-79) while senior Allisen Corpuz is in 126th at 17-over 161 (83-78).