STILLWATER, Okla. -- Top-seeded UCLA climbed to the top of the leader board Friday after the second round of play in the NCAA Central Regional championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club.
The Bruins posted the best team score of the day – 289 (+1) – and rose six spots into the lead at 588 (+12) after 36 holes. California was second at 589 (+13) following its round of 294 (+6), followed by Florida and Alabama in a third place tie at 592 (+16). In fifth place was Ohio State at 593 (+17).Freshman Alison Lee and junior Erynne Lee each led the Bruins with individual scores of 71 (-1) in the second round. Alison birdied her final hole, the ninth to slip under par. She was tied for 16th place at 146 (+2), and Erynne Lee was tied for 20th at 147 (+3). Erynne made four birdies and three bogeys. Also tied for 20th was freshman Bronte Law, who posted a score of 74 (+2) after making four birdies, four bogeys and a double bogey. Sophomore Louise Ridderstrom was tied for 28th place at 148 (+4) after carding a score of 73 (+1) in the second round. Senior Ani Gulugian was tied for 94th at 160 (+16).
Kent State’s Wad Phaewhichimplee continued to hold the individual lead at six-under par 138 following a 73 (+1) on Friday.
After 54 holes of stroke play, the top eight teams advance at each of the three regional tournaments to the NCAA Women’s Golf championship, May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club.