TCU Slips a Few After Day Two of NCAA Regionals
May 7, 2004
Normal, Ill. - The Horned Frog women's golf team slipped a few spots to 13th after another tough day on the course in Normal, Ill. With one more round to go in the 2004 NCAA Division I Central Regionals, the Frogs need to climb over at least five teams to advance to the Championships.
Vanderbilt maintained its share of the lead today with a 605 total after two rounds, 23-over today; Michigan State made up a lot of lost ground from day one by shooting a combined 19-over for a 37-over (605) total, while third place Baylor had the most impressive day overall with a 13-over team performance, totaling 609. TCU, sliding from the tie for ninth to the 13th slot, shot a 35-plus for a total of 627.
The Frogs struggled with another windy day on the course, with sophomore Traci Robison managing the only birdie of the day for TCU. She climbed eight places to tie for 13th. Play began on the back nine today, with yesterday's Frog leader, senior Brooke Tull, bogeying six successive holes, leaving her a 12-over tie for 20. Freshman Catherine Matranga had three tough double-bogeys in the second round to put her back 20 places to tie for 58th. Freshman Camille Blackerby had another rough day when she hit another 81 to leave her 20-over and tied for 78th. Freshman Elin Emanuelsson rounded out the squad at a tie for 98th after a 15-over round.
Arizona's Erica Blasberg kept her lead of the individuals with a one-under score of 141, shooting a 73 today.
The three-day NCAA Regionals continue tomorrow at 8 a.m. CDT. Eight of the 21 teams and the top two individuals from non-qualifying teams will advance to the 2004 NCAA Championships at the Grand National Lake Course in Auburn, Ala., from May 18-21. TCU, which won the 1983 NCAA title, is seeking the school's ninth appearance in the NCAA Championships and first since 2000. Four teams from the central region are in top 10, seven in top 25, 12 in top 35 and 18 in top 50. TCU is 38th.
You can find the full results at www.golfstat.com.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: 1. Erica Blasberg, Arizona (-1) 68-73 (141); 2. Laura Cross, Southern Methodist (+1) 72-71=143; 3. May Wood, Vanderbilt (+3) 73-72=145; 4. Myrte Eikenaar, Purdue (+4) 73-73=146; T5. Alison FOuch, Michigan State (+5) 73-74=147; T5. Kyla Neal, Texas A&M 68-79=147; T5. Josefin Svenningsson, Baylor (+5) 75-72=147.
TEAM SCORES: T1. Vanderbilt (+37) 298-307=605; T1. Michigan State (+37) 302-303=605; 3. Baylor (+41) 312-297=609; 4. Southern California (+43_ 300-311=611; 5. Arizona (+44) 200-313=612; 6. Purdue (+46) 305-309=614; T7. New Mexico (+50) 298-320=618; T7. Southern Methodist (+50) 316-302=618; T7. Northwestern (+50) 313-305=618.