May 10, 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 Two: 10th/24 teams • 292-298=590 (+14)
Tomorrow’s Schedule: Third and final round begins at 7 a.m. CT
Live Results: Golfstat.com
AUBURN, Ala. – It’s still a tight race in the team standings after the second round of the 2013 NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala. After 36 holes, just 10 strokes separate fifth-place Texas (580, +4) from Northwestern, who is currently 10th in the 24-team field. The Wildcats carded another sub-300 round on Friday with a 10-over 298 to sit at 14-over 590 for the tournament. No. 1 seed Alabama still leads the field (554, -22), but a number of the top eight spots are still up for grabs.
The 10th-seeded Wildcats are four strokes behind UCLA and Tennessee, who are tied for eighth, and have a six-stroke lead on 11th-place Notre Dame. Northwestern will look to make a move in the standings in the final round of competition, which begins tomorrow at 7 a.m., as the top eight teams from each regional advance to the 2013 NCAA Championships, May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.
After leading the Wildcats on day one, freshman Suchaya Tangkamolprasert (Bangkok, Thailand/Bromsgrove International) again posted the low score for the NU group of five on Friday with a 1-over 73. She remains in the top 20 in the individual standings and is tied for 18th with an even 144.
Senior Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) is four strokes behind Tangkamolprasert at 4-over 148 after scoring a 3-over 75 in the second round. Weaver started the second round strong, posting back-to-back birdies on holes one and two and finished the front nine even.
Freshman Kaitlin Park (Tustin, Calif./Beckman) had the second-best score of the day for the Wildcats, carding a 2-over 74 and improving her first-round score by three strokes. She is currently tied in the standings with sophomore Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) and freshman Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) who all have a 36-hole total of 7-over 151.
Northwestern will play the third and final round of the 2013 NCAA East Regional Saturday, May 11, as competition begins at 7 a.m. at the Auburn University Golf Club.
2013 NCAA East Regional
Northwestern – 10th/24 teams • 292-298=590 (+14)
T18 - Suchaya Tangkamolprasert – 71-73=144 (E)
T42 - Lauren Weaver – 73-75=148 (+4)
T63 - Hana Lee – 73-78=151 (+7)
T63 - Kaitlin Park – 77-74=151 (+7)
T63 - Elizabeth Szokol – 75-76=151 (+7)
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