May 22, 2013
2013 NCAA Championships
Dates: May 21-24, 2013
Course: University of Georgia Golf Course (Athens, Ga.)
Length: 6,372 yards • Par 72
Format: 72 holes (18 holes each day)
NU Result After Round Two: 14th/24 teams • 298-293=591 (+15)
Live Stats: Golfstat.com
Watch Third Round Live: NCAA.com
Tomorrow’s Schedule: Six teams who did not complete Wednesday's second round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships will return to the course on Thursday morning at 7:25 a.m. ET to restart and complete that round. Northwestern will tee off the third round at 8:39 a.m. ET.
NCAA Round 2 Results
ATHENS, Ga. – Inclement weather in Georgia caused delays during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championships and lightning forced an early end to Wednesday’s competition. Despite the conditions, Northwestern still had a number of highlights during the second round as sophomore Hana Lee (Hacienda Heights, Calif./Wilson) scored her first career eagle and four of the five Wildcat competitors went under par, 1-over or 2-over for the round.
Northwestern was the final group to tee off Wednesday’s second round and inclement weather caused a delay in play that lasted for more than an hour. NU had between three and five holes to go when play was halted at 4:56 p.m. ET. The teams returned to the course at 7:01 p.m. local time, but play was suspended for the day an hour later at 8 p.m. due to lightning.
Northwestern, along with Arizona and UC Davis, was nearly finished with the round as Suchaya Tangkamolprasert (Bangkok, Thailand) has just one hole remaining. Teams from Auburn, Michigan State and San Jose State have three groups remaining on holes No. 17 and 18.
Tangkamolprasert finished her final hole of the second round with a bogey on Thursday morning to post an even 72. Starting the round Wednesday on hole No. 10, she went even on the back nine with a birdie on 13, bogey on 16 and pars the rest of the way. She stayed strong on the front nine with seven pars and a birdie on No. 4 before ending the round early. After the second round, Tangkamolprasert leads the Wildcats in the individual standings as she is tied for 15th.
Lee’s first career eagle came on the par-5, 473-yard seventh hole. She was 3-over heading into the hole and the eagle helped Lee go 1-under on the front nine and finish the round at 2-over.
Freshman Kaitlin Park (Tustin, Calif./Beckman) improved her score by a stroke in round two with a 2-over 74, while senior Lauren Weaver (Scottsdale, Ariz./Cactus Shadows) made the biggest jump for the Wildcats, improving on her first-round score by six strokes. She posted a 79 on Tuesday and bounced back with a 1-over 73 on Wednesday thanks to three birdies and 11 pars, including eight on the front nine.
Freshman Elizabeth Szokol (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) also bettered her score from the day before by four strokes, carding a 6-over 78.
After completing the second round Thursday morning, the Wildcats sit in 14th place at 15-over 591. They are two strokes behind Michigan State and Arkansas who are 13-over 589 through two rounds and tied for 12th. NU also holds a two-stroke lead on ninth-ranked Arizona. Top-ranked Southern California carded a 12-under 276 Wednesday and remains in the lead at 16-under.
Northwestern will tee off the third round at 8:39 a.m. ET, Thursday.
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