May 12, 2000
Tempe, Ariz.--- After a disappointing 81 on Thursday, Washington State freshman Shanelle Roberts (Tacoma, Wash.) led her team with a four-over par 76 in the second round of the NCAA West Regional. Despite shooting a 312 on Friday, five strokes better than their first round score, the Cougars fell to 24th in the team standings.
Roberts pulled even with teammate Jennifer Dodd (Portland, Ore.) in a tie for 91st place. Both players will enter the final round with thirteen-over par 157s. Also rebounding from a difficult first round on Friday was senior Jenny Ballou (Portland, Ore.). Playing in what will likely be her last collegiate event, Ballou shot a 77, bringing her total to 159.
Heading into the third round, Pac-10 champion Arizona holds a nine stroke lead over San Jose State for the team lead, while USC is 13 shots back in third. Arizona fired a 284 in the second round to bring their total to 580. First round leader, Tulsa, shot a 305 on Friday and is 19 strokes back of the leader in ninth place.
Arizona State freshman Miriam Nagl carded a second round 68 to grab the individual lead. But the big news of the day was Candie Kung. The USC freshman fired a 65 to tie the par-72 Karsten Golf Course women's record. Kung is one stroke behind Nagl in second place.
The third and final round of the 2000 NCAA West Regional will be played on Saturday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eleven teams and three individuals will advance from the Arizona State-hosted West Regional to the NCAA Championship in Sun River, Ore.
TOP FIVE PLAYERS: (1) Miriam Nagl, Arizona State, 139 (2) Candie Kung, USC/Rebecka Heinmert, San Jose State, 140 (4) Kristen MacLaren, UTEP/Maria Boden, Oklahoma State, 142
TEAM RESULTS: (1) Arizona, 580 (2) San Jose State, 589 (3) USC, 593 (4) Stanford, 594 (5) Pepperdine, 595 (6) Arizona State, 597 (7) New Mexico State, Texas Christian, 598 (9) Tulsa, 599 (10) Oregon, Nebraska, 600 (12) Texas, Oklahoma, 602 (14) UCLA, 605 (15) Oklahoma State, 608 (16) Missouri, 612 (17) Texas Tech, 613 (18) Baylor, 617 (19) Washington, 619 (20) New Mexico, California, 621 (22) BYU, 622 (23) Oregon State, 624 (24) Washington State, 629