The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team saw its eight-stroke first round lead halved after the second round in the NCAA West Regionals at the Stanford Golf Course.
The Bruins posted a second-round score of 293, 5 over par, and lead California by four shots entering tomorrow's final round. The Bruins own a two-round total of 575, 1 over par, and the Bears are next at 579. Host Stanford is third at 590, followed by Denver in fourth place at 601. Tied for fifth place are Texas and Georgia at 602. Ohio State is seventh at 605 and Washington State eighth at 606.
The top eight teams will qualify for the NCAA Championships after tomorrow's final round.
Individually for the Bruins, freshman Hannah Jun posted a 71, her second straight round below par. Her total of 138 is 6-under par through 36 holes and she leads Ohio State's Allison Hanna by three strokes. On Friday, Jun birdied two of the last three holes to get below par.
Junior All-American Charlotte Mayorkas experienced the opposite occurrence. She double bogeyed the 18th hole for an even par round of 72. Her total of 142 (-2) after two rounds puts her in third place, four shots behind Jun.
Sophomore Susie Mathews was 1 over par through 14 holes before she bogeyed three of the last four holes for a 76. She is tied for 19th at 148, 4 over par.
Senior Gina Umeck is tied for 37th place at 152 (+8) after a round of 79. She carded three double bogeys, four birdies and five bogeys in her round Friday.
Senior Krystal Shearer rebounded from a first round 79 with a second round 74 and is tied 41st at 153 (+9). Shearer was even par through 13 holes before consecutive bogeys at the 14th and 15th elevated her to 2 over par.