Women's Golf Still In Contention At NCAA Regional

Lincoln, Calif.-----For the second day in a row, Erica Moston led San Jose State University at the NCAA Women’s Golf Division I Championship West Regional. The junior from Belmont, Calif., signed for a two-over par 74.

The Spartans have a 36-hole total of 602 on the par 72 Lincoln Hills Golf Club course and are tied for 15th place in the 21-team competition. The top eight teams advance to the NCAA Championship, May 20-23, at the University of New Mexico.

For San Jose State to continue its season, it must leapfrog at least seven teams during the final round on May 10. Only 10 strokes separate seventh place Stanford from 17th place UC Irvine.

“We trying our best and we’re working hard. It’s a little disappointing we can’t get everybody playing well at the same time,” said San Jose State head coach John Dormann, who noted the pin placements for round two were a little more difficult than day one. Yet, the Spartans counted eight birdies, two more than the previous day, from their four scoring players on the round Moston, Cristina Corpus, Katrina Delen Briones and Kanika Minocha.

Southern California remains the team leader at 571. UNLV is second at 578 and Arizona State is in third at 581.

In addition to the top eight teams qualifying for the NCAA Championship, the top two individual finishers from the 13 teams that do not advance also will go to Albuquerque. Moston is tied for 21st place overall in the 108-player field at 147. She trails Brigham Young’s Juli Erekson at 144 and five other golfers at 146 from teams in ninth place or lower.

UNLV’s Therese Koelbaek is the overall individual championship leader at 137. Azahara Munoz of Arizona State is second at 140. First-round leader Paola Moreno of Southern California is tied for sixth at two-under par 142.

Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.

36-hole results from the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships West Regional
Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Lincoln, Calif.
Par 72, 6,338 yards

Team Scores

1. Southern California 571
2. UNLV 578
3. Arizona State 581
4. Oklahoma State 586
5. Arkansas 588
Arizona 588
7. Stanford 593
8. Tulsa 595
9. California 596
UC Davis 596
11. Ohio State 597
12. Brigham Young 598
13. Michigan State 599
14. Oregon 600
15. San Jose State 602
Oklahoma 602
17. UC Irvine 603
18. North Carolina 608
19. Fresno State 612
20. Portland State 616
21. Oral Roberts 622

Leading Individuals
1. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV 69-68-137
2. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 69-71-140
3. Dewi Claire Schreefel, Southern California 71-70-141
Jacklyn Sweeney, Oklahoma State 69-72-141
Alison Walshe, Arizona 68-73-141
6. Stefanie Endstrasser, Southern California 71-71-142
Paola Moreno, Southern California 68-74-142
8. Tonya Choate, UNLV 74-70-144
Juli Erekson, Brigham Young 72-72-144
Kristin Ingram, Arkansas 73-71-144
Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State 72-72-144

San Jose State Scores
21. Erica Moston 73-74-147
61. Cristina Corpus 78-74-152
61. Katrina Delen Briones 75-77-152
80. Kimberly Punyasavatsut 74-81-155
104. Kanika Minocha 87-77-164