NCAA Women's Golf ACCtion: Friday, May 10

May 10, 2013


Blue Devils Enters Final Round in Second at Regional

NORMAN, Okla. - Led by a three-under-par, 69, by junior Alejandra Cangrejo, the top-seeded and third-ranked Duke women's golf team turned in the second-best round of the day at the NCAA Central Regional and enters the final round in second place at the 6,298-Yard, Par 72 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

As a team, Duke fired a three-over-par, 291, on Friday and owns a 36-hole total of 575 with 18 holes remaining. The Blue Devils are only six shots off the team leader and host Oklahoma (569). Rounding out the top 10 is Florida (589), Arizona State (590), Coastal Carolina (590), Texas Tech (591), UC Davis (591), Mississippi State (591), Michigan State (592) and N.C. State (592). The top eight teams following Saturday's third round will advance to the NCAA Championship in Athens, Ga., from May 21-24.

Cangrejo, who is out of Bogota, Colombia, registered seven birdies on the day and matched her career-best round of 69 on Friday. She enters the final round tied for third overall and four shots off the individual lead with a two-day total of 141. Oklahoma's Emily Collins owns a seven-under-par, 137, to hold the lead with Ally McDonald of Mississippi State (138) in second.

Pack Moves to T9 at NCAA Central Regional

NORMAN, Okla. - No. 20 NC State moved up into a tie for ninth after Friday's second round of the 2013 NCAA Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course.

The Wolfpack began the day tied for 12th, but a 10-over 298 on Friday allowed the team to move up three places in the team standings, and has positioned itself for a chance at advancing to a second-straight NCAA Championship. The top-eight teams after Saturday's final round move on to the finals in Athens, Ga.

The team leader board remains crowded with nine teams between third and 11th place separated by only four shots.

All-ACC selections Augusta James and Brittany Marchand lead the Pack through 36 holes. James is tied for 16th at 2-over 146, while Marchand is tied for 30th at 4-over 148.

Deacs Move Up To 14th Through Two Rounds of NCAA Regional

NORMAN, Okla. - Wake Forest sophomore Marissa Dodd fired a 1-under 71 on Friday to lead the Demon Deacons to a round of 301 at the NCAA Central Regional.

The Deacons are 24-over par through two rounds and have moved from 17th place to start the day into 14th. The top-8 teams at the end of Saturday's round will advance to the NCAA Championship. There is currently a three-way tie for sixth place at 15-over par. The Deacons trail that group by nine shots heading into Saturday.

Dodd had a tough opening round of 78 on Thursday but bounced-back with three birdies and just two bogeys in a round of 1-under 71. She is 5-over through two rounds and in a tie for 39th. This was her third round of 71 on the year which ties her career-low.



Tar Heel Golfers 6th NCAA East Regional

AUBURN, Ala. - The University of North Carolina's 11th-ranked women's golf team fired a 4-over-par 292 in the second round of the NCAA East Regional and is in sixth place going into Saturday's final round. Freshman Elizabeth Mallett fired a 2-under 70 while junior Jackie Chang shot an even par 72.

Chang, from Scottsdale, Ariz., carded three birdies and three bogeys en route to her even par 72. She is alone in sixth place with a 4-under-par 140 total. Mallett had a rough start with a double bogey on hole #1 and a bogey on #3. But she turned it around with five birdies the rest of the way to score a 2-under 70 in the second round. The native of Sutton Coldfield, England, enters the final round tied for 17th place at even par 144. Juniors Casey Grice and Katherine Perry both carded a 3-over 75 on Friday. Grice, from College Station, Texas, stands tied for 21st with a 1-over 145 total while Perry, from Cary, N.C., has a 153 total and is tied for 81st. Maia Schechter, a sophomore from Takoma Park, Md., carded a 79 on Friday for a 158 total and is tied for 102nd.

UVa Women's Golfers in 13th Place After 36 Holes at NCAA Regional

Auburn, Ala. - The 13th-ranked Virginia women's golf team moved up one spot to 13th place after the second round of the NCAA East Regional Championship taking place at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. Virginia shot 10-over 298 for a two-day total of 22-over 598. The top eight teams in the 24-school field advance to the NCAA Championships. The final round of the regional will take place Saturday.

UCLA and Tennessee finished the second round tied for eighth at 586, 12 shots ahead of the Cavaliers.

Brittany Altomare continues to lead Virginia after shooting 1-under 71 during Friday's play. She is tied for 15th place at 1-under 143. Briana Mao and Portland Rosen are tied for 48th at 5-over 149. Mao shot 74 during the second round while Rosen posted a score of 76. Elizabeth Brightwell is in 99th place at 157 and Nicole Agnello is 120th at 165.

Top-seed Alabama shot 11-under 277 for the second consecutive day and leads the field at 22-under 554. Tulane is second at 568 and Arkansas and Oklahoma State are tied for third at 577.



Negron In 8th At NCAA West Regional Championships

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Seminole senior Jessica Negron shot an even par 71 in the second round and is in a tie for eighth place in the individual standings and the Florida State women's golf team is in 20th place in the team standings with one round remaining to be played in the NCAA West Regional Championship at the Stanford University Golf Course. Negron enters the final round playing for her second career top 10 regional championship finish; she finished in a tie for third place in the individual standing at the NCAA East Regional Championship in 2011.

Negron is looking to earn an individual spot in the NCAA Championship Finals as one of the top two players not on one of the top eight teams that qualify to play in the championship. The top eight teams and the top two individual players not on one of the qualifying teams in each of the three NCAA regional championships will play in the NCAA Championship Finals at the University of Georgia May 21-24. Negron is only five strokes out of the individual lead.

No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 12 Purdue are tied for first in the team standings with identical scores of 577. The Commodores and Boilermakers are two strokes ahead of South California. Annie Park of Southern California has carded a two day total of 138 and holds a one shot lead over Cassy Isagawa of Oregon in the race for the regional individual championship.

Golf Slips to 21st at NCAA West Regional

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The 54th-ranked Miami Hurricanes women's golf team fell to 21st overall Friday after the second round of the NCAA West Regional at Stanford Golf Course. After a second-round 312, the Canes sit at 51-over 619, four strokes behind Florida State.

No. 12 Purdue and No. 7 Vanderbilt are tied for the second-round lead at 9-over 577; the Boilermakers posted a team-best 286 on the day. No. 1 USC is two strokes behind the leader in third place. No. 36 South Carolina (13-over 581) and No. 14 Stanford (13-over 581) round out the top five.

Six golfers are under-par through 36 holes, including USC's Annie Park, who is the individual leader at 4-under 138.

Sophomore All-ACC performer Leticia Ras-Anderica is tied for 59th overall at 10-over 152. Ras-Anderica carded a second-round 77, which included an eagle on the par-5 No. 12. Fellow sophomore Rika Park trails Ras-Anderica by one stroke, shooting 11-over 153 through 36 holes. Park is tied for 68th overall.