CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Washington State women’s golf team climbed one spot on the leaderboard in the third round of the Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championships. The Cougars improved their second around team score by four strokes carding a 298 for the second round. WSU will begin the third and final round of tournament play seated tenth with a score of 600 (+24). UCLA maintains a first place lead (-3, 573), followed by Arizona in second (-2, 574), and Stanford is seated third (+1, 577).
Sophomore, Rachel Lewis, continues to lead the Cougars after a solid first round performance, ending day two in the top-25. Lewis had a strong front nine scoring one under par and finished T-23 (+4, 148) in the second round of the championships.
Junior, Kristen Rue, improved her play from the first round, climbing two spots on the leaderboard. Rue ended the second round tied for 42nd with a score of +8, 152, only scoring three over par on day two.
Senior, Mallory Kent, also showed improvement in the second round, sitting 47th with a score of +9, 153. Kent moved up eight spots on the leaderboard after firing an even score of 72 on day two.
“I'm proud of the teams play today,” said Washington State head coach, Kelli Kamimura. “We played hard in tough conditions and finished with a solid score. We are looking to have a great final round tomorrow and climb the leaderboard.”
The third and final round tee times for the Cougars begin at 9:10 a.m. PST on April 27th with live scoring available on www.golfstat.com.