May 9, 2013
2013 NCAA East Regional
Dates: Thursday, May 9-Saturday, May 11
Course: Auburn University Golf Club • Auburn, Ala.
Length: 6,259 yards (Par-72)
NU Result After Round One: T-8th/24 teams • 292 (+4)
Tomorrow’s Schedule: Second round begins at 7:30 a.m. CT
Live Results: Golfstat.com
AUBURN, Ala. – Northwestern wrapped up the first 18 holes of the 2013 NCAA East Regional Thursday at the Auburn University Golf Club in Auburn, Ala. The 10th-seeded Wildcats are currently tied for eighth in the 24-team field, carding a 4-over 292 for its 14th sub-300 round of the season.
Northwestern, who is ranked No. 29 in the latest Golfstat.com rankings, is currently tied with No. 26 Notre Dame and is two strokes ahead of No. 31 Tennessee who is in 10th with a 6-over 294. The Wildcats are on the heels of No. 17 Oklahoma State and No. 11 North Carolina who are two strokes ahead in a tie for sixth at 2-over 290. No. 8 UCLA is even through the first 18 holes and four strokes ahead of NU in fourth place while No. 23 Texas has just a three-stroke lead on the ’Cats to sit in fifth.
Freshman Suchaya Tangkamolprasert (Bangkok, Thailand/Bromsgrove International) is leading the Northwestern group of five after the first round, posting a career-low score of 1-under 71 to tie for 14th. Beginning the day on hole No. 10, she had a strong start to the round with three-straight birdies and then six-consecutive pars to finish the back nine at 3-under. She added two more birdies on the front nine to card her first round under par this year.
A pair of Wildcats are two strokes behind Tangkamolprasert as sophomore Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) and senior Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) each scored a 2-over 73 on Thursday. Weaver, who has competed at the NCAA regionals all four years, had a steady round for the ’Cats with 15 pars and two birdies while Lee had three birdies and 11 pars.
Freshman Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) is currently tied for 54th after shooting a 3-over 75 while 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year Kaitlin Park (Tustin, Calif./Beckman) rounded out the NU competitors with a 5-over 77 on Thursday.
The second round of the 2013 NCAA East Regional begins at 7:30 a.m. CT Friday, May 10 with the tournament wrapping up Saturday, May 11. Northwestern will tee off the second round at 11:50 a.m. CT from hole No. 1 and is paired with No. 11 seed Tennessee and No. 12 seed Kentucky. The Wildcats will look to hold steady in the standings as the top eight teams from each regional advance to the 2013 NCAA Championships, May 21-14, at the Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
2013 NCAA East Regional
Northwestern – T-8th/24 teams • 292 (+4)
T14 - Suchaya Tangkamolprasert – 71 (-1)
T33 - Hana Lee – 73 (+1)
T33 - Lauren Weaver – 73 (+1)
T54 - Elizabeth Szokol – 75 (+3)
T70 - Kaitlin Park – 77 (+5)
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