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Wildcats In The Hunt After Two Rounds of Las Vegas Regional

Wildcats In The Hunt After Two Rounds of Las Vegas Regional

LAS VEGAS The second round of the Las Vegas Regional is in the books and the Arizona women’s golf team is in seventh place at 5-over par through two rounds after posting a team score of 1-under 287 on Tuesday at Spanish Trail Country Club. The Wildcats are three strokes behind Baylor for fifth place on the team leaderboard, with the top five teams at the end of Wednesday’s final round advancing to the NCAA Championship. 


“We were able to find a few more birdies out there today and limit the bigger numbers better than yesterday, which helped us stay right there with the top five on the leaderboard,” Arizona head coach Laura Ianello said. “Charlotte was able to really going on her second nine to move into the top 10 individually, but we also saw Gile, Carolina, Pimmada and Julia play well on their second nine to give us some momentum heading into the final round.” 


Freshman Charlotte Back posted a round of 3-under on Tuesday, with three birdies and just one bogey on the card. She is now 2-under for the tournament and tied for 10th place.  


Senior Gile Bite Starkute was able to break par on her second round, finishing with a score of 1-under after a birdie on her 17th hole of the day. She is 3-over for the tournament, which puts her in a tie for 25th. Joining Starkute in a tie for 25th is Nena Wongthanavimok after her second score of 3-over par. 


Sophomore Julia Misemer birdied her 10th and 11th holes to offset two bogey and card an even-par round of 72. 


Arkansas holds the team lead at 16-under par through two rounds, with Purdue in second place at 12-under par. UCLA is third at 2-under and Florida State is fourth at 1-under with Baylor (+2), Oklahoma (+3) and Arizona (+5) also in contention. California is eighth at 

13-over par. 


The top five teams and the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional site following Wednesday’s final round will advance to compete in the NCAA Championships to be played May 17-22 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. 





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