May 11, 2007
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- - The Washington State women's golf team remained in contention for a spot in the NCAA Championships after two rounds of the NCAA West Regional. The Cougars enter Saturday's final round tied for eighth with a two-round total of 610. Eight teams from each of three regionals will qualify for the NCAA tournament.
Jessica Black followed up her round of 72 Thursday with a 76 Friday, good for a 148 total. She is tied for 18th. Amy Eneroth, who shot her second straight 76 over the par-71, 6,234 yard Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, moved into a tie with teammate Diana Hong after the second round. Hong opened with a 74, then fired a 78 Friday. Both cougars are tied for 37th with 152 totals.
Brooke Henderson has rounds of 81 and 79 for a 160 total, while Tracy Borders followed up her 79 with an 84 Friday and a two-day total of 163.
"We played solid for 17 holes today and then had a couple of bogeys and a quad on the eighteenth hole, which is a very difficult hole," offered WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.
"The good thing is we stayed in the same spot in the team standings," Williams said. "Maybe we got our bad round over today."
In the team race, first round leader Stanford slipped to second, with Oklahoma State taking over the top spot with a team total 581, which is six over par. Stanford has a two-round total of 587 and ASU 590. UC Irvine is in fourth place with a 597, followed by Pepperdine 600, BYU 602 and Denver 605.
Oklahoma State's Pernilla Lindberg maintained her lead with a second straight 68 to leave her six shots under par and five strokes ahead of Pepperdine's Misun Cho, who has rounds of 71 and 70 for a 141 total.
Williams said his team needed a round under 300 Saturday. "We typically have played well in the final round. We need four players to have solid rounds and we could use one low score Saturday," Williams added.
Team Results: 1. Oklahoma State -291-290=581; 2. Stanford 287-300=587; 3. Arizona State 294-296=590; 4. UC Irvine 295-305=597; 5. Pepperdine 301-299=600; 6. Brigham Young 291-311=602; 7. Denver 299-306=605; T8. Washington State 301-309=610, New Mexico 298-312=610; T10. San Jose State 308-305=613, Campbell 305-308=613, Florida 309-308=613; 13. Idaho 308-309=617; 14. Hawaii 313-306=619; 15. San Francisco 310-316=626; 16. California 321-307=628; 17. UNLV 319-310=632; 18. Memphis 320-312-632; 19. Sacramento State 218-318=636; 20. Nebraska 328-309=637; 21. Columbia 335-310=645.