The NCAA Division I women’s regionals got underway this week at three sites across the country. The low eight teams after Saturday’s final round will advance to the NCAA Championship.
Here are the results from Day 2 (follow live scoring on Golfstat.com here):
East Regional, at Southwood GC in Tallahassee, Fla.:
Leader: Vanderbilt (-10)
Second place: Duke (-4)
Individual leader: Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford (-5)
Rest of the top 8: Tulane and South Carolina (-2); Virginia (-1); Stanford (+1); N.C. State (+4); Campbell (+5)
Work to do: Florida State (+9); Pepperdine (+11); UCF (+16); Auburn (+18)
Skinny: Overnight leader Vanderbilt held steady on Day 2, carding a 1-over 289 on a day that wasn’t nearly as conducive to low scores. … Two top-20 programs sit outside the cut line heading into the final round: Pepperdine, which is six shots off the all-important top-8 cut line, and UCF, which is 11 shots back. … At 5 over par, Campbell is four shots clear of the next closest pursuer (Florida State). … Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse carded a second-round 71 to take the individual lead. First-round leader Emily Penttila of Tulane crashed to a Friday 78 to tumble all the way down to T-15, four shots back.
Central Regional, at Karsten Creek GC in Stillwater, Okla.:
Leader: UCLA (+13)
Second place: California (+13)
Individual leader: Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State (-6)
Rest of the top 8: Florida and Alabama (+16); Ohio State (+17); Kent State (+18); Arizona (+19); Mississippi State and Oklahoma State (+20)
Work to do: North Carolina (+27); Arkansas (+28); Texas (+31)
Skinny: UCLA, the top seed in the regional, rose to the top of the leaderboard after the second round, shooting a 1-over 289 at difficult Karsten Creek to take a one-shot lead into the final day. … Cal, which shared the lead with Alabama after the opening round, is only one shot back. Alabama slipped to a 297 on Day 2, and now the Tide has to be wary of the cut line – they are only four shots clear of the eighth spot. … Arkansas, the fourth-ranked team in the country, improved 14 shots in the second round, but the Razorbacks will need a low round Saturday to make up the eight-shot deficit from the No. 8 spot. … Kent State freshman Wad Phaewchimplee, who opened with a sensational, bogey-free 65, shot a 1-over 73 in the second round, but she actually increased her lead, from three shots to four.
West Regional, at Tumble Creek Club in Cle Elum, Wash.:
Leader: USC and Arizona State (+2)
Third place: Washington (+4)
Rest of the top 8: Oklahoma (+10); Northwestern (+22); Michigan State (+26); Texas A&M (+27); Iowa State (+29)
Work to do: Wake Forest (+31); UC Davis (+32); Clemson (+38)
Skinny: Sixth-ranked Arizona State pulled into a share of the lead after shooting the round of the day Friday, a 1-over 289. … Four of the top 11 teams in the country – USC, ASU, Oklahoma and Washington – are in good shape to advance to the NCAA finals. Oklahoma, in fourth place at 10 over par, is 19 shots ahead of eighth place Iowa State. … No. 13 Clemson has struggled mightily through two rounds, shooting 38 over par, but the Tigers still are only nine shots off the pace for the eighth and final spot. … USC’s Kyung Kim, who opened with 66, shot 74 on Day 2 and dropped into a share of the lead with Washington’s SooBin Kim at 4-under 140.