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May 19, 2010
Agnello Helps Cavaliers Move up to Seventh at NCAA Golf
The 13th-ranked Virginia women’s golf team moved up three spots to seventh place after two rounds of play at the NCAA Championships taking place at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. The 72-hole tournament runs through Friday.
Virginia shot 3-over 281 Wednesday for a 36-hole total of 9-over 585. Fourth-ranked USC leads the field at 6-under 570, seven strokes ahead of second-place Alabama. Purdue, ranked eighth, is third at 578, top-ranked UCLA is fourth at 580, fifth-ranked Arizona State is in fifth place at 581 and sixth-ranked Arizona is in sixth-place at 582.
Virginia was led during the second round by freshman Nicole Agnello, who equaled her career-best 18-hole score by shooting 2-under 70. She climbed up to 12th place on the leaderboard with a two-day total of even par 144.
Seminoles Tied For 8th At NCAA
The Florida State women's golf team is in a tie for eighth place in the team standings of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship and is in the midst of a rain delay that has postponed play in the second round until Wednesday morning at 7:30. Once the second round is completed - including the Seminoles who have four players yet to complete their rounds - the course will be repaired, the pairings will be set and the third round will begin. A total of nine groups of three players each (27 total players) did not finish play when competition was stopped at 7:27 with darkness quickly setting in.
The Seminoles, who began the day in a tie for sixth place, are now in a tie for eighth place with Vanderbilt who finished play earlier in the day after teeing off with the first wave of teams. Florida State continues to be led by freshman Jessica Negron who is in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. She is three over for the round with five holes remaining to be played and at even par for the tournament.
The Seminoles endured two weather delays that amounted to a total of 1:47 before play was stopped for good. The first stoppage of play came after Lacey Agnew and Macarena Silva had teed off in the final group of the afternoon and the second came soon after Florida State's No. 1 golfer - Jessica Negron - had teed off to begin her second round of play.
Second Round Play Halted at NCAA Championship
Coming off a solid even par round on Tuesday to open the 2010 NCAA Championship, the fifth-ranked and third-seeded Duke women's golf team struggled on Wednesday and finds themselves in 12th place as the second round play was halted due to inclement weather at the 6,368-yard, Par 72 Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Duke was one of 18 teams who completed its second round with six squads still yet to finish action. The second round will resume at 7:30 a.m., on Thursday morning followed by the third round starting one hour after the second round is completed. Play was stopped on three different occasions on Wednesday afternoon due to inclement weather.
The Blue Devils own a two-day total of 591 and is 21 shots off leader Southern California (570). Duke has made impressive comebacks already this season and will need yet another to make a run at its sixth NCAA title. In the fall, the Blue Devils were down 10 strokes heading into the final day of the NCAA Fall Preview at Landfall and fired a final round 288 to win by one stroke over then No. 1 ranked UCLA and Auburn.