Women's golf: Arizona takes control of second round in Bryan Regional
TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona continued play at the NCAA Bryan Regional at the Traditions Golf Club on Friday in Bryan, Texas. After the second round, the Wildcats are in first place at -9 after carding team scores of 285 (-3) and 282 (-6).
Sophomore Krystal Quihuis led the team Friday, carding a 68 (-4) and now has a share of sixth place. She is at five-under par, after carding a 71 (-1) in the opening round. Senior Lindsey Weaver earned a 69 (-3) Friday to give her a tie for ninth place. She opened the tournament with an even-par 72Thursday.
“I was able to stay pretty consistent today,” said Weaver. “I hit a lot of greens and gave myself opportunities for a birdie on just about every hole.”
Junior Jessica Vasilic played an even round, finishing with a 72. Combined with her 73 (+1) from Thursday, this gives her a share of 24th place. Freshman Gigi Stoll persevered through a trying round, earning a 76 (+4) and a share of 24th place as well. Freshman Haley Moore notched a 73 (+1) to give herself a tie for 49th.
“The ladies played very steady and confident today,” said head coach Laura Ianello. “Krystal and Lindsey had many great shots and were able to come up with under-par rounds. Jessica Vasilic played great and helped big time with an even-par score. The ladies are feeling great and are looking to have a victory if we continue to play this strong.”
Quihuis and Stoll topped the scoresheet for the best par-5 scoring, tying at an average of 4.50 or four-under par. Quihuis also has the second-most pars throughout the tournament, tied with five other players at 26 overall. She is four strokes away from the individual leader, Bronte Law from UCLA, (-9).
There are four Wildcats in the top-30 for the tournament, part of the reason that No. 3 seed Arizona has been able to set the curve for the competition.
Arizona tees-off at 7:50 a.m. PST on Saturday. For live scoring of the NCAA Bryan Regional, visit the GolfStat website at golfstatresults.com. For more information and updates about the University of Arizona women’s golf team, follow @UAWomensGolf on Twitter, uawomensgolf on Instagram and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ArizonaWomensGolf.