Furman jumps up to third, Harford into second at NCAA Lubbock Regional
LUBBOCK, Texas – The 10th-ranked Furman (+7) women's golf team recorded 11 birdies on the back nine, including five in the last three holes, to surge into a tie for third place Tuesday in the second round of the NCAA Lubbock Regional at the par-72, 6,593 yard The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.
Sophomore Haylee Harford (-3), who ranks 37th nationally, fired a 69 with a team-high five birdies to finish the round in a tie for second, just two strokes back of Arizona State's Monica Vaughn (-5), who leads the field after shooting a 71 in the opening round and adding a 68 on Tuesday. Freshman Natalie Srinivasan (E) carded a 70 with four birdies on Tuesday to tie for 10th heading into Wednesday's final round.
Junior Alice Chen (+4) scored back-to-back birdies on No. 12 and No. 13 for a 73 in round two, tying for 22nd, while senior Taylor Totland (+6) rebounded with a 71 on Tuesday. Totland notched three birdies, including consecutive birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to end the round, to tie for 36th. Freshman Carly Burkhardt (+11) is tied for 64th after posting a 75 with birdies on No. 10 and No. 17.
Seventh-ranked Arizona State (-6) held a one-stroke lead heading into Tuesday's round but pulled away from the field after shooting 11-under on the day. Host Texas Tech (+6), which ranks 34th nationally, is in second, while No. 47 Oregon (+7) is tied for third with the Paladins. No. 18 Texas (+13) completes the top five, and 15th-ranked Kent State (+16) and No. 2 UCLA (+16) are tied for sixth.
The Paladins, who will tee off of No. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. in Wednesday's final round, are part of an 18-team regional field that is battling for a top six finish and a berth in the 24-team NCAA Championship, which will be held May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
ETSU's Loy slips to 22nd at NCAA Columbus Regional
COLUMBUS, Ohio – ETSU's Loy Hee Ying posted a strong back nine holes on Tuesday as she carded a 1-under on the final nine holes of the second round of the NCAA Columbus Regional at the Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course.
The Southern Conference Player of the Year finished her second round by shooting a 5-over 77. In the final nine holes, she sank birdies on holes 13 and 16. She inked six pars on the back nine and concluded her second 18 holes with a bogey on hole 18. The front nine provided some issues as she sat 4-over in her first three holes, but she rebounded by carding four pars on the next five holes.
The sophomore currently sits tied for 22nd as one of the six invited individual golfers. Of those six players, she currently has the third-highest ranking on the individual leaderboard. Loy is also ahead of 10 nationally ranked individuals, including No. 10 Maria Torres of Florida.
No. 12 Maddie Szeryk of Texas A&M improved three positions as she now sits in first place at 1-under 143. In a two-way tie for second, No. 63 Elodie Van Dievoet of Michigan and No. 69 Jaclyn Lee of Ohio State have carded a 1-over 145 through the first two days.
Loy is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. on hole 1, and she will be paired with Camila Serrano of Florida International and Emma Albrecht of Notre Dame.
The final round of the NCAA Columbus Regional will take place on Wednesday at the Scarlet Course. The top three individuals not on the top six teams will advance to the NCAA Championship.