WOMEN’S GOLF: Duke jumps to fifth at East Regional
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Playing with only four golfers in the second round of the NCAA East Regional, the fifth-ranked Duke women’s golf team registered the second-best round of the day to move from tied for 11th up to fifth with 18 holes remaining at the 6,253-yard, par 72 Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa.
The Blue Devils posted a five-over-par 293, and sit in fifth overall with a 36-hole total of 595, which is 13 shots off South Carolina (582), who is coached by Duke alum Kalen Anderson.
Lindy Duncan, Courtney Ellenbogen and Stacey Kim all shot even par for Duke.
“Obviously, those three that shot even par were great,” Duke coach Dan Brooks said. “They were tough as the wind was changing and the rough was high. I was very proud of them.”
The Blue Devils played the second round without sophomore Alejandra Cangrejo, who was injured on hole No. 12 in the first round. She will test out her injured elbow today.
“We are going to be really conservative about her injury,” said Brooks. “If I had to put money on it right now I would say she is probably not going to play.”
WOMEN’S GOLF: UNC’s O’Donnell leads West Regional
ERIE, Colo. — North Carolina senior Catherine O’Donnell fired a 3-under 69 in the second round of the NCAA West Regional of women’s golf to grab the individual lead with a 5-under 139 total.
The No. 6 ranked Tar Heels are tied for third place after carding a 10-over 298 on Friday for a 10-over 586 total at the Colorado National Golf Club. The top eight teams and top two individuals not on those eight teams advance on to the NCAA Championships May 22-25 at Vanderbilt’s Legend Club in Franklin, Tenn.
Stanford held on to its first-round lead and stands at 4-over 580 after carding a 293 in the second round on a day with temperatures in the 40s and off-and-on rain.
O’Donnell and LSU’s Austin Ernst fired the low rounds of the day. O’Donnell’s total is one stroke better than Ernst’s 4-under 140.